Dec 7, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan State receiver Keith Mumphrey (25) runs for a score in the first half against Ohio State during the Big Ten Football game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports
Keith Mumphrey, Wide Receiver, 6’0 215 Pounds
With no picks in the fourth round, the Texans finally had some time to cool off after their moves in rounds two and three. After a long wait, they returned to the rookie wide receiver pool and hauled in Keith Mumphrey out of Michigan State.
How He Helps The Houston Texans
Mumphery is a pick that made me scratch my head a little. It seemed as though the selection of Strong and the additions of Shorts and Washington made this team kind of full at wide receiver, especially when considering they also resigned Damaris Johnson and still have Keshawn Martin on their roster as well.
It seemed like the team could focus elsewhere and let an undrafted free agent battle the other receivers for a spot. Speaking of undrafted…that is exactly what many believed Mumphery would be given his lack of speed and athleticism.
He finished 2014 with only 26 receptions (in 13 games) with 495 yards and three touchdowns. He did average 19 yards per catch and rushed for 85 yards and a score on six carries.
Overall this was one of my least favorite moves by the Texans in this overall successful draft.
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