2019 NFL Draft: Houston Texans work out wide receiver A.J. Brown
Houston Texans have worked out wide receiver A.J. Brown ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Reporter Tom Pelissero of NFL Network announced that the Houston Texans were one of the many NFL teams doing their due diligence on A.J. Brown and held a private workout with the wide receiver. The Texans currently hold the 23rd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Brown played his collegiate football Ole Miss and is expected to go early in the draft due to his successful performances at the college level and after testing well in the NFL scouting combine. Brown ran 4.49 40 yard dash, bench pressed 225 pounds 19 times, and posted a 36.5 vertical leap at the Combine.
Wide receiver is one of the Texans needs they are likely to address in the second or third day of the draft with injuries playing a role in the Texans previous season. Will Fuller has dealt with several injuries since entering the league in 2015 and is currently recovering from surgery since after tearing his ACL midway through the regular season against the Miami Dolphins.
Keke Coutee struggled with hamstring injuries in his rookie season in the NFL, and Demaryius Thomas was released due to a failed physical from an Achilles injury after being acquired by the Texans in the trade deadline from the Denver Broncos for a 2018 fourth-round draft selection.
Texans currently have DeAndre Hopkins, Fuller, Coutee, Vyncint Smith, DeAndre Carter, Steven Mitchell, Isaac Whitney, and Jester Weah on the roster for the 2019 season. General manager Brian Gaine will have a lot of draft ammunition to work with having the 23rd, 54th, 55th, and 86th picks in the top 100.