Feb 21, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Missouri Tigers wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham catches a pass during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Round 1, 16th Pick: Dorial Green-Beckham, WR
We all know that fans are basically way past wide receiver Andre Johnson leaving the Texans and are thinking the team is better off without him.
Just kidding. It may be impossible for fans to ever entirely get over the loss of the legendary veteran and future hall of famer.
That being said, here is Dorial Green-Beckham to help smooth things over for the Houston faithful.
Standing at 6’5” and weighing 237lbs, Dorial could be a huge compliment to wideout DeAndre Hopkins and whoever wins the quarterback battle in south Texas. Aside from having an impressive highschool and collegiate career, he should command respect from both corners and safeties within his rookie season in the NFL, a characteristic that would only help the Texans run game.
Although he was earlier projected to be a first rounder, some analysts have begun to believe that he could go as late as the second round, depending on how many teams gamble on grabbing wide receivers later in this year’s stoutly talented draft class.
Regardless of how many wideouts are good in the draft this year, the Texans have not escaped the fact that signing several “good” receivers in the offseason do not add up to replace a “great” one that you lost.
Next: Round 2: Pick 19