The Houston Texans selected offensive lineman Charlie Heck in the fourth round, a prospect whose father is the offensive line coach for the Chiefs.
A familiar name was drafted in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft when the Houston Texans submitted the name of Charlie Heck on their draft card. Heck is an offensive line prospect who is the son of Andy Heck, offensive line coach on Andy Reid‘s staff with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Heck is a huge offensive tackle at 6’8, 310 lbs. who is going to come with the sort of instincts and intelligence of having a father for a professional football coach. The Texans also have to like the versatility and experience here given that Heck has full seasons of experience starting on both bookends for the Tar Heels at left and right tackle.
Houston has had trouble putting together a strong offensive line over the years, but a recent investment both via trade and contract extension for Laremy Tunsil along with plenty of other draft picks in recent years have attempted to solve the concerns of blocking up front for Deshaun Watson.
Heck should provide an instant candidate at swing tackle given his experience for the Texans behind Tunsil and last year’s first round pick, Tytus Howard. Former Chiefs lineman Zach Fulton is also a staple along the Texans offensive line as their starting center.
Andy Heck was an All-American lineman at Notre Dame before playing in the NFL for 12 seasons for the Seahawks, Bears and Redskins. He’s been coaching for the last 28 years, including the last seven with the Kansas City Chiefs.