After the DeAndre Hopkins trade, the Texans are doubtlessly eyeing a wide receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft. Going into this draft process, I could not imagine a feasible reason why the Texans would draft a receiver. But we have to begin to live in this mid-apocalyptic, post-Hopkins world. The Texans have made their bed, even if they just knocked out one of the bed frame legs. As of now, here is the Texans’ wide receiver depth chart:
WR1: Will Fuller V
WR2: Kenny Stills
Slot: Randall Cobb, Keke Coutee, DeAndre Carter
There is little to no depth here. The Texans are one injury away from unmitigated disaster. Only one player on this list played a full 16 games last season: Cheap DeAndre Carter Jersey.
The Texans have other receivers on the roster, such as Steven Mitchell Jr., Cheap Isaac Whitney Jersey, and Cheap Chad Hansen Jersey, but none of them are expected to make a significant impact in 2020. Houston is in need of a consistent x-factor (and X-receiver) to fill the void Fuller and Stills create with their speed. We cannot expect a Hopkins-level player out of any of the prospects drafted this year, especially at the spots we will be drafting in. Bless the soul of whoever the Texans draft at wide receiver in a few weeks; they will never live up to the expectations and comparisons to DeAndre Hopkins through no fault of their own.
As we dive into the upcoming NFL Draft with much excitement and honestly some relief from the monotony, let’s assess who will be available and who we need to focus on.