Houston Texans: 5 WR options better than Brandin Cooks in 2020 NFL Draft

Brandin Cooks #12 of the Los Angeles Rams (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
Brandin Cooks #12 of the Los Angeles Rams (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /
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Tee Higgins #5 of the Clemson Tigers (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

2. Tee Higgins, Clemson

The Houston Texans draft movers and shakers had the chance to replace DeAndre Hopkins with a player who attended the same college as the All-Pro wide receiver, and that player is Tee Higgins.

Higgins impressed greatly with his on-the-field ability this past season, as he totaled 59 receptions for 1,167 yards and 13 touchdowns. Higgins also had a yards per reception average of 19.8 for the ’19 campaign.

For his career at Clemson, Higgins — 6’4″ and 215 pounds —  finished with 135 receptions for 2,448 yards (18.1 ypr.) and 27 touchdowns in a total of 37 games. For his overall efforts, Dane Brugler of The Athletic has Higgins ranked as his 10th best wide receiver in this very talented draft class. Also in draft profiles, Higgins has been compared to A.J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals.

If Higgins even gets near the greatness of what is A.J. Green, well, Bill O’Brien and the Houston Texans draft team will be kicking themselves for trading away one of their second-round picks for Brandin Cooks. Again, Cooks will most likely have some nice numbers with the Texans, but the potential isn’t there with the veteran wide receiver like it is with a player like Higgins.