4. Texans Draft: Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
Maybe this is how the Houston Texans draft decision makers replace DeAndre Hopkins at wide receiver … by drafting another wide receiver from Clemson in Tee Higgins.
Higgins was a projected second round pick by Lance Zierlein of NFL.com, as the NFL comparison for Higgins is current Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green. Though the Texans currently have Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks, Kenny Stills, and Randall Cobb as their top four receivers on the roster, Higgins would give that group an instant boost in production in the early stages of his career.
Higgins can play at any wide receiver spot on the field, and at 6’4″ and 216 pounds, that would make a tall target for quarterback Deshaun Watson to pass the football to in big-game moments.
When the Texans traded Hopkins they not only traded an All-Pro receiver, but a player who was always on the field with, Hopkins missing just two games in his career. As for the current group of Texans receivers, that statement can’t be repeated.
Fuller has not yet been healthy for an entire season as he is penciled in as the No. 1 option at the position, and Cooks last season had concussion issues while with the Los Angeles Rams that cost him some games.
The Texans are in an interesting spot at 40th overall as Higgins might be on the board when that pick is on the clock. Would the Texans possibly pass on solid defensive player if they had the chance to take Higgins?