Houston Texans 53-man roster predictions post-2020 NFL Draft

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Wide Receivers (6)

Brandin Cooks, Will Fuller, Kenny Stills, Randall Cobb, DeAndre Carter, Isaiah Coulter (R)

Though this group would be a better overall unit if the Houston Texans didn’t trade DeAndre Hopkins this offseason, the players listed above aren’t players to look past, and in fact, if healthy, they can make some noise and surprise many this upcoming season.

Two players whom everyone should be excited to see on the field this season together are Brandin Cooks and Will Fuller. The Texans’ receiving game will go as far as these two take them in 2020, and any injuries to either of them will be a brutal hit to the offense.

Kenny Stills and Randall Cobb are two very good veterans to have on the roster as well, though for Stills, a decision could be if the Texans want to cut down on the salary cap at $7 million by trading him. Cobb was signed as a free agent this offseason, so those two could play the slot role very well on this team.

There is also DeAndre Carter, who can contribute to the special teams and is nice to have on the roster for emergency purposes if an injury occurs. As for fifth-round pick Isaiah Coulter, he makes the team over Keke Coutee just by what happened last season, and the Texans might not keep seven receivers on the roster in 2020.

As much as it would be nice to see Coutee on the roster, his history with injuries and other issues that seemed to occur in 2019 leaves him as the odd man out, unfortunately. A player who could also replace Carter on the roster is Tyler Simmons, a rookie free agent signing who drew interest from various teams.