The Houston Texans have been looking at quite a few wide receiver prospects this year.
I’m not sure what the Texans’ draft plan is, but it would surprise me if they end up taking a wide receiver.
Whatever their plan is, Houston decided to take a look at a wide receiver prospect this week.
Chase Goodbread of NFL Media reported this week that North Carolina wide receiver Mack Hollins visited with the Texans.
The 6-foot-4 Hollins ran a 4.53 forty yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine this year. He’s projected to be taken between the fourth and fifth round.
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Hollins’ college stats aren’t very impressive. He only caught 16 receptions for 309 yards and four touchdowns last season for the Tar Heels.
Hollins finished his college career with 81 receptions for 1,667 yards and 20 touchdowns.
North Carolina clearly only used Hollins in certain situations and wasn’t considered an every down player. I’m sure at least one NFL team will figure out how to use him.
Here’s what Holliins’ NFL.com draft profile says:
"SOURCES TELL US“What’s strange is this kid is tall and fast so I don’t know why he would have been so under recruited. I don’t know if he will ever be more than a deep threat and cover guy but those kinds of players make teams.” – AFC East scoutBOTTOM LINEHollins has four things that teams will look for on Day 3 of the draft — height, weight, speed and special teams ability. Taller receivers usually need a longer runway for their build-up speed, but Hollins appears to be able to access his top gear relatively early which makes him such a dangerous deep threat considering his above average height. Hollins’ ability to cover both punts and kicks should give him early work as he continues to learn the receiver position. Hollins has WR3 potential."
I’m not sure the Texans need another young wide receiver that needs to learn the position at the next level.
Houston already has Braxton Miller and Will Fuller who already need to grow as players.
Tell us know the comments section below if the Texans should draft another receiver.