Photo of C.J. Fiedorowicz
Drafted By: Texans
  • Round 3
  • Pick 1
  • Overall 65

Combine Results

Grade
5.46 ?
  • 4.76 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 25 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 31.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 116.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.10 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.26 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"The Texans have been looking for a big-body tight end, and this is their guy. They want a blocker inside who can also get down the field a little bit." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'5" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 265LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

Given name is Colton John. Last name is pronounced "feh-DOR-uh-wits." Saw limited action in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2010 and did not record any receiving stats. Played all 13 games in '11, starting five, and caught 16 balls for 167 yards (10.4-yard average) and three touchdowns. Started all 12 games in '12, producing 45-433-1 (9.6). Started 12-of-13 games in '13, snagging 30-299-6 (10.0). Was replaced in the starting lineup by Ray Hamilton against Minnesota. Said head coach Kirk Ferentz: "Ray has been playing well as has C.J. It was more a matter of giving Ray an opportunity based on how he has been performing in games and practice."

Analysis

Strengths

Outstanding size and big hands. Carries his weight well. Has size to widen the hole or seal defensive ends. Good balance and body control for his size. Surprising lower-body flexibility to sink his hips to run sharp-angle routes. Has stature and enough speed to threaten the seam. Understands how to use his frame and physicality to create subtle separation. Makes athletic hands catches off his frame. Sizable catch radius. Shows toughness and concentration in traffic. Lowers his shoulder to deliver a blow after the catch. Can line up in-line or split out. Smart and durable.

Weaknesses

Has average, build-up speed. Not elusive after the catch. Can improve as a move blocker and develop more of a mean streak to finish blocks. Average production. Could stand to adopt a more blue-collar work ethic when people aren't watching -- is not a self-starter and has been able to cruise on his rare size and natural ability.

Draft Projection

Rounds 3-4

Bottom Line

Big-framed, linear and dependable, Fiedorowicz looks the part and has balanced skills to be a legitimate “Y” tight end in the pros. Is an asset as a competitive blocker and as a sure-handed receiver. Draft status could benefit from an average tight end crop.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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