I mean, DeAndre Hopkins is just this good–he was the best receiver in the league last year. He caught 111 passes for over 1500 yards, both third in the league and he did it with an awful group of quarterbacks. Unfortunately he was the only threat on a team devoid of playmakers.
The Texans did a lot in the offseason to change that. They drafted Will Fuller in the first round to provide a deep threat that can open up the intermediate routes for Hopkins and then they got Braxton Miller, an inexperienced but talented receiver to operate the slot. That doesn’t even include Jaelen Strong, who has been on the strongest performers in the offseason so far.
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The problem for the Texans for years has been tight end, and now they may finally have found another one in Stephen Anderson. It sounds like he could win the job based on reports coming from the team. The undrafted free agent from Cal is one of a handful of guys in a wide open competition for the starting job.
There is certainly a lot of potential for this group. In order for them to ascend to the top spot they need to find a tight end that can be a consistent threat and help open things up for the receivers.