The Houston Texans have the top pick in the 2014 draft. Although it’s unlikely they’ll use that pick on a wide receiver, with too many potentially excellent quarterbacks and Jadeveon Clowney available. However, there are plenty of game-changing receivers available in the draft.
Today, Cover32 released their list of the Top 10 receivers in the draft. Could the Texans use another receiver to take some of the workload off of Andre Johnson? They could possibly draft one of these guys.
Odell Beckham Jr. out of LSU could give the Texans much more speed in their passing game, something they lack as Johnson continues to age. Beckham is undersized, but he’s excellent in finding room and space to work with and his excellent in route-running. Houston could find these skills too promising to pass up on, if he’s available after the first round.
Marqise Lee out of USC is another option, but his hands aren’t reliable enough, as he had too many drops and he wasn’t durable. The Texans may be better off avoiding him.
Perhaps the best receiver for the Texans would be Jordan Matthews out of Vanderbilt. He’s got very good side at 6’3″ and 205 pounds. Matthews doesn’t have breakaway speed, but he’s a solid blocker when needed and has great footwork that helps him excel in the route-running. He was a factor every game, despite not having very good quarterbacks to throw him the ball.
What do you think, Texans fans? Are any of these receivers a good fit for the Texans? Or are they better off to address other areas?