Texans should turn to loaded WR draft with DeAndre Hopkins gone
Yet again, this another player that the Houston Texans will have to hope falls to them. Tee Higgins played in two straight National Championships with Clemson and was a touchdown machine in his time there. Higgins led the ACC in receiving touchdowns in 2018 and 2019.
Higgins caught 26 touchdowns in his last two seasons at Clemson and did so in high-pressure situations. When Clemson won the championship on 2018, Higgins caught a touchdown in each of the two playoff games, and in the 2019 ACC Championship game, he caught a career-high 182 yards and three touchdowns against Virginia.
At 6’4, Higgins would be a big framed target that the Texans don’t have at the moment, but, like the rest of the speedy Texan receivers, Higgins is also a big-play threat. Higgins averaged just under 20 yards per reception last season at 19.8.
The Texans have had good history with Clemson players in recent history. The hope would be that Higgins slides a bit in the draft and they can secure a big time touchdown machine. It’s probably not likely that he slips past the first round, but crazier things have happened.