2016 NFL mock draft: Texans add another playmaker


The Houston Texans select one of the biggest playmakers in the NCAA in the newest FanSided mock draft

To many, the NFL Draft is the biggest event in sports outside of the Super Bowl. It’s a time to offer hope for the future while you pray your team lands that stud playmaker you have watched for years in the college ranks.

Almost immediately after a draft is complete, the mock drafts for the coming year start pouring in. At FanSided we like to get in on the action too in terms of playing general manager.

In the previous edition of the FanSided NFL Mock Draft the Houston Texans found a franchise quarterback in Christian Hackenberg. Now picking at 19, thanks to a four game winning streak, the latest edition of the FanSided mock draft has the team selecting Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman.

"The Texans need all the offensive help they can get. Drafting Coleman alongside Hopkins seemed to good to be true. With a defense in place, Houston needs to focus on offense and this is the best move they could possibly make"

Coleman has been an absolute beast at Baylor this season. He stands 5’11” and weighs 190 pounds, but plays much bigger than his size would indicate.

In 2015 he has recorded 67 receptions for 1,314 yards and 20 touchdowns. Yes, 20 receiving touchdowns. To show off some versatility, the junior also has 77 yards rushing on 19 carries.

Receiver would seem to be a luxury at this point as the Texans are looking perfectly fine there with DeAndre Hopkins having his best season as a pro in just his third NFL season. They also have a nice mix of youth and experience with Cecil Shorts III and Nate Washington as vets who work with youngsters like Keith Mumphery and Jaelen Strong.

Still, assuming Coleman is on the board when Houston is picking, it would be hard to pass on such an impressive player who catches almost everything thrown his way. Pairing him with Hopkins would surely be a nightmare for defensive coordinators who have to face Houston.