Collin Klein Will Be Tested as a Quarterback This Weekend


Feb 24, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Collin Klein throws a pass during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans will hold a rookie mini camp this weekend, where we’ll get to see all of Rick Smith’s newest additions under the spotlight and together as one.

DeAndre Hopkins and D.J. Swearinger will likely steal everyone’s attention, but undrafted free agent Collin Klein will also make an appearance, where head coach Gary Kubiak thinks he will have a chance to prove himself as a quarterback. 

Klein is a former Heisman Trophy runner up, and has been labeled as one of the most versatile guys to come out of this years’ class. He spent all offseason answering questions about his ability to play either tight end or wide receiver, but instead chose to stick it out as a passer and see where he landed.

I wrote last week that Klein is an interesting selection for the Texans. Realistically there’s only room for three quarterbacks on the roster, and Matt Schaub and T.J. Yates occupy two of them. But Klein has a rare ability to move out of the pocket and scramble for big time yards, something most of the Texans’ quarterbacks are yet to show.

There will no doubt be more on this after the weekend, but it’s clear Klein will remain at quarterback now that he’s found a home.