The Houston Texans made a few moves to secure two fourth round picks on Saturday. Trading down with the Miami Dolphins out of the 111th slot, the Texans selected offensive tackle, Charlie Heck, from North Carolina. With the 126th overall pick, Houston received a 6-foot-8, 311 pounds lineman who allowed 14 pressures but no sacks during his final season at UNC.
“It’s a dream come true, and to play for a team like the Texans, I am still speechless,” Heck said. “Football has been in my family for a long time. My dad played in the NFL [Andy Heck], and now he is a coach. It’s been in my blood and I could not be happier to be apart of this organization.”
His father, Andy Heck was an All-American offensive tackle at Notre Dame and spent 11 years in the NFL playing for the: Seahawks, Bears and Redskins. Now an offensive line coach with the Chiefs, Charlie Heck says he is leading on his father’s advice to stay prepared for his rookie season despite the on-going pandemic.
“Put your head down and grind,” he said. “We are hoping we will be able to get into camp, but we just have to stay prepared, that’s what it will all come down to.”
In addition to Heck, Houston later selected cornerback, John Reid, from Penn State with their 141st pick in the fourth round. During his final season with the Nittany Lions in 2019, the 5-foot-8 defensive back recorded 37 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, eight pass breakups, two interceptions and one sack.
“As a corner, I feel like I can bring some versatility who can be played everywhere on the field,” Reid said. “Coach O’Brien recruited me when I was in high school and I definitely felt that this is a team I could land on.”
In order for the Texans to select both Heck and Reid, Houston gave up one fourth rounders (111th) and two seventh round (248th & 250th) picks to Los Angeles. The Rams now have picks 136, 248 and 250.
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