Houston Texans positional breakdown: Wide receiver
By Randy Gurzi
Another second-year receiver, Keith Mumphery
After taking Jaelen Strong in Round 3, the Texans had no other picks until the fifth round last season. Once on the board, they again decided to go for a receiver as they took Keith Mumphery out of Michigan State.
Weight: 216 pounds
Career receptions: 14
Career yards: 129
Career TDs: 0
Mumphery managed to play in 14 games in 2015 and was even credited with three starts. That was unexpected after the team moved up to get Strong, but Mumphery was trusted more by the staff and also contributed on special teams.
He was a return man for the team and while unspectacular (7.8 yards on 36 punt returns 24.1 on 14 kick returns), he was reliable in that he didn’t fumble the ball or make many mistakes.
On offense he was a decent route runner who wasn’t afraid to go over the middle and make catches while getting hit. Still, with all the additions it may be hard to find a role on offense for Mumphery, but he does have the edge over a player like Strong still since he has the in-game experience and the ability to help in several areas.
Season prediction: 20 receptions, 201 yards, 1 TD
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