Three Late-Round Receivers The Houston Texans Should Target In The NFL Draft

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Aug 31, 2013; Morgantown, WV, USA; William & Mary Tribe wide receiver Tre McBride (3) makes a pass reception behind West Virginia Mountaineers safety Karl Joseph (8) during the second quarter at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Tre McBride – William and Mary

Height: 6-0     Weight: 210

2014: 64 receptions, 809 yards, 4 TD

Tre McBride is one of my favorite sleeper prospects in this year’s draft. He has decent size, and had a good workout at the combine. He ran the 40 yard dash in 4.41 seconds, and his 10 yard split, which can be a good measure of burst, was the fastest of all wide receivers at the combine at 1.51 seconds.

What McBride excels at, though, is his body control. You’ll get what I mean by watching this video. His ability to high point the ball and contort his body leads to some mind-boggling receptions. Even when he is covered, this kid seems to make every catch that comes his way.

On the other hand, he wasn’t playing against NFL-caliber talent, as W&M plays in the FCS Colonial Athletic Association. Even against inferior opponents, McBride struggled to get separation. Scouts also report that even though he timed so well at the combine, he doesn’t seem to play at this speed in-game.

Overall, Tre McBride has a great sense of finding the ball and doing what he has to do to come down with it. It seems like a generally known sleeper, and could easily go as high as the third round.

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