4. Jordan Akins
Likely due to his age and where Akins played football the first five years of his career the tight end is going to be undervalued in free agency. On a completely dysfunctional team that has had zero answers at the quarterback position Akins finished the year with 495 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns.
A solid season for a player who has a chance to be a bargain signing for the right team. Akins had a career year which ideally isn’t the time to sign a player in free agency. However, Akins is slightly different in his career year happened with Davis Mills at quarterback on a terrible Texans team in his fifth season at age thirty.
Akins isn’t going to be paid top dollar more likely to range in the $2-4 million and 2-3 years spot depending on the team and fit. Both the price to land Akins and the season the tight end had in Houston leaves reason to believe this is a fit. Drafting a tight end, signing Akins, and bringing back MyCole Pruitt all to compete for the second tight end role would provide needed depth and complete the position for a very reasonable price.