As we quickly approach the start of training camp, we break down the Houston Texans roster by position, this time with the wide receivers
With the draft in the rearview mirror and mini-camps getting under way, the 2016 NFL season feels closer than ever. For fans of the Houston Texans, there’s plenty of reason to be excited about the start of this coming season.
To help us all get in the spirit, we will begin to break down the 2016 version of your Texans, and today the wide receiver position gets it’s turn in the spotlight.
This is yet another position for the Texans that’s seen a lot of change, but then again when head coach Bill O’Brien took over in 2014 a lot of change was needed.
The team was fresh off a 2-14 season and they were in a drought as far as talent on offense goes. For years their passing game was based on receiver Andre Johnson and only receiver Andre Johnson. The all-time franchise leader in receptions had to spend most of his career without a solid second receiver, which made his stellar performances even more impressive.
O’Brien has made a strong effort to make sure that same thing doesn’t happen this time around with their current star wide out, DeAndre Hopkins. After the man affectionately known as “Nuk” broke out in a big way in 2015, the Texans powers that be avoiding staying the course, and instead have given him some help.
We will examine how the team looks now at the receiver position, beginning with the new star, DeAndre Hopkins.
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