Will the Houston Texans draft DeAngelo Yancey?
The NFL draft is only 16 days away.
The Texans are winding down their visits with some of this year’s prospects like the rest of the NFL.
Purdue wide receiver DeAngelo Yancey will be visiting with the Texans this week, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
The 6-foot-2 Yancey could end up going undrafted because of his below-average hands.
Here’s what NFL.com’s draft profile says about Yancey:
"“Priority free agent. Has to play down the field because he’s not going to get open underneath. He’s got size and can run a little bit so he’s got a chance.” — AFC South regional scoutFour year letterman who has relied on quantity for his production totals. Yancey is a stiff-hipped vertical receiver only with good size but below average hands. A team could sniff around on him on Day 3, but he will struggle to uncover against NFL man coverage."
Yancey caught 49 receptions for 951 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. He grabbed 141 receptions for 2,344 yards and 20 touchdowns during his collegiate career.
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Yancey’s NFL fate will all come down to whether not he can play special teams.
If Yancey can help a team on special teams he will find himself on a roster where he can provide some depth as a wide receiver and hopefully improve himself so he can one day help out on the offensive side of the ball.
If Yancey does get drafted it likely won’t happen until the seventh round.