Big, long, and strong. Has ideal all-round NFL tight end size, and uses it well (with excellent physicality). Possesses large, soft hands and fluid athleticism, helping him make tough catches. Boasts solid long speed for his size and will bowl over defenders. A solid blocker with untapped upside in that area.
Not explosive or elusive after the catch, limiting his yardage potential. While physical and massive he doesn't maul as a blocker, and needs to show more intensity and technical polish. Could get more overall from his excellent physical tools.
Massive, fairly athletic blocking tight end with good hands.
Movements & Injuries
Foot injury, out.
Signed by the Houston Texans to a four-year contract.
Drafted by the Houston Texans in the 3rd round (65th Overall) in 2014.
| 08/17/2015 8:53 AM
Fiedorowicz caught his lone target for six yards in Saturday night's preseason opener against the 49ers.
Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz is questionable for Sunday's game against the NY Giants due to a foot injury. | 09/15/2014 2:25 PM
Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz is questionable for Sunday's game against the NY Giants due to a foot injury.
Fiedorowicz didn't catch a ball in Week 1 and Garrett Graham just one for 26 yards in Week 2, so it appears Houston isn't involving the tight end in to the offense.
Texans see Fiedorowicz as 'Y' tight end | 05/27/2014 12:06 PM
Texans coach Bill O'Brien is referring to third-round pick C.J. Fiedorowicz as a "Y" tight end, or in-line player.
It's the position manned by Rob Gronkowski in O'Brien's Patriots offenses. It's also worth noting Greg Cosell drew a poor man's Gronk comparison after watching Fiedorowicz's game tape. Whereas in other offenses "in-line" tight ends focus on blocking and are lightly used in the passing game, O'Brien has been aggressive feeding his in-line tight ends targets. Fiedorowicz's primary competition for starting snaps will be sophomore Ryan Griffin. Garrett Graham will play the "F" or "move" tight end role in O'Brien's attack.
Texans sign rookie TE Fiedorowicz | 05/22/2014 9:16 PM
Texans signed third-round TE C.J. Fiedorowicz to a four-year, $3.95 million contract that includes a $703,304 signing bonus.
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Fiedorowicz was primarily used an in-line blocker in college but has the athleticism and ball skills to be much more in the NFL. Fiedorowicz will start off behind Ryan Griffin and Garrett Graham on Houston's TE depth chart but could carve out a sizable role in coach Bill O'Brien's tight-end heavy offense.