Round 6: (No. 195) Antoine Wesley, WR, Texas Tech
The Houston Texans suffered heavily from injuries to their wide receiver corps last season. Three of their top four wideouts all missed extended time year. Will Fuller tore his ACL and Demaryius Thomas ruptured his Achilles, both were placed on injured reserve before the season’s end. Keke Coutee saw the field but was limited due to lingering hamstring issues. With Thomas now gone from Houston, a need has emerged at the position, and Texas Tech wideout Antonie Welsey could be the answer.
Since then Thomas has been released from the Texans this offseason, and though big things are still expected from both Fuller and Coutee, neither are a guarantee to be on the field, as who knows how they will fully recover from their 2018 injuries.
Houston is already loaded with speed at the position, another slot receiver isn’t necessarily a need, but a red zone threat, and at 6-4, Wesley looks the part.
Not that it’s needed with the Texans current crop of wideout, but Wesley also has the ability to take the top off a defense, and anything to help the Texans take advantage of the opposing defense will be worth a late draft choice.
In his last year with the Red Raiders, Wesley caught 88 passes for just over 1,400 yards. The most impressive part is 600 of those yards came after the catch. Wesley is a dangerous player once he has the ball in his hand.