Texans reportedly showing interest in San Jose State wide receiver Tim Crawley

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The Houston Texans are looking for some more offensive weapons in this year’s NFL draft.

The Houston Texans drafted wide receiver Will Fuller in the first round of last year’s draft and then took wide receiver Braxton Miller in the third round.

This is certainly interesting.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported on Friday that the Texans are interested in San Jose State wide receiver Tim Crawley.

The Texans could be targeting Crawley late in the draft a potential kick and/or punt returner. He’s only 57″, 170 pounds, but can run.

Crawley is a burner as he ran a 4.38 forty yard dash during his workouts. He wasn’t highly productive at San Jose State after hauling in 151 passes for 1,699 yards and 11 touchdowns during his five year college career.  He also added 104 carries for 421 yards as running back with the Spartans.

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I would imagine Crawley’s numbers would have been a lot bigger in college if he was a player that could be featured.  But his size is an issue.

Aside from returning kicks and punts, a team like the Texans could use Crawley like the Atlanta Falcons used Taylor Gabriel last season. He’s one of those players where a team would do whatever it takes to get the ball in his hands so he can make plays.  The big concern of course will be his durability at the next level.