During the 2010 NFL draft, the Houston Texans did something none of us thought imaginable: the drafted more TEs. After striking gold with Owen Daniels, they drafted James Casey and Anthony Hill in 2009. With Joel Dreessen emerging as a solid #2 TE, there was absolutely no need for a player at the position. Not only did they draft 2 TEs, they also signed another right before the draft putting the total at 7. That got many of us thinking: what if Houstons trying to revolutionize football by putting 11 TEs on the field at once? Then I started remembering that they have several other players who were former TEs in college. With that said, I decided to beat Houston to the punch and write about the new formation in football: the 11 TE offense. Owen Daniels, QB Daniels knows the offense inside and out. He lines up all over the field and has a good sense of timing on the routes. He also is the most experienced out of all the TEs on the roster at QB and spent time there at Wisconsin. In fact, he was Houstons emergency 3rd QB on the roster when Houston carried only 2 QBs. Casey is the only real other option at QB, but with him at RB they can have success in the wildcat if need be. James Casey, RB Easily the most versatile, he spent time at multiple positions on offense (WR, TE, QB, FB, RB, LS). While it would be easy to put him at QB, he spent a lot of time at Rice running the wildcat and getting goal line carries so he has a better understanding of running lanes than most do. He knows how to run with power and would be huge in short yardage situations. Garrett Graham, FB Graham really isnt a true FB, but he could fit as he gives incredible effort on blocking. Hes compared to a much better blocking version of Owen Daniels (obviously not as talented a receiver), so this could make sense. Houston likes having their TEs play multiple roles so he could actually play FB in a pinch this season. He would also be deadly on play action role outs. Dorin Dickerson, WR This was a no brainer. Although he also spent time at multiple positions all over the field (TE, FB, LB), hes going to play WR in the NFL and thats where he fits in this offense. Most of his catches last season were deep bombs from him torching LBs, so it makes sense, especially seeing as hes the most athletic of the group. He certainly has the athleticism to make it work with his 4.40 speed and 43.5 vertical. Joel Dreessen, WR Dreessen would be perfect as a center since hes the long snapper, but hes too scrawny and would get destroyed by guys like Casey Hampton and Kris Jenkins. However, after filling in nicely for Daniels, I think he could fit in as Houstons possession WR. He did a good job working the middle of the field and could be a safety value for Daniels. He wouldnt be a deep threat, but thats what Dickerson is for. Connor Barwin, TE It wasnt too long ago that Barwin was playing TE in college (2 seasons removed). He actually had close to 600 yards and 6 TDs during his time as a TE at Cincy. He actually was a draft-worthy prospect at TE and judging by his combine numbers might of actually been drafted towards the middle/late rounds. Barwin has the tenacity and speed to be the TE in this offense. Anthony Hill, OT In 2009, Hill was drafted in the 4th round solely based on his blocking skills. Some thought about switching him to OT a la Jason Peters, but showed enough as a TE in college (when healthy). Hill isnt mobile as a TE because of injuries, but would be a perfect fit as an athletic LT in the offense because of his superior blocking abilities. Hes got the frame to get bigger as well. Michael Gaines, OT Like Hill, Gaines is considered a blocking TE by most. At a size of 63 270, Gaines has made NFL teams in the past by his blocking skills as hes incredibly limited in the passing game. Hes got a quick first step for an OT and would be facing many of the same DEs that hes gone up against as a TE. He would be able to step in at RT position. Duane Brown, OG Brown is actually the starting LT right now, but its much easier to transition an OT to OG than it is a TE like Hill and Gaines. Brown was a TE early in his college career and has spent time at a good amount of positions on the OL. Hes more powerful than most players in the ZBS and would greatly help out Hill at LT. Earl Mitchell, OG This one is a bit of a stretch, Ill admit. Mitchell went to Arizona as a TE and spent time there before switching to DT. He hasnt played on the OL before, but several players in the past who havent played there have actually made it work (Stephen Neal for example). Mitchell does have an amazing quick first step and has decent strength (26 reps at combine). He would be next to Winston at center who would be able to help him out. Eric Winston, C Like Brown, Winston out-grew the TE position during college. He spent time at both OT positions, but there needs to be a leader at center and Winston knows the offense well (starter since 2006). He understands multiple positions and would be the one making protection calls. He would form a solid tandem next to Brown and could also help Mitchell out as he grows into the position.