Like we have said all offseason when it comes to the Houston Texans draft and the 67th overall pick, they are going to have plenty of options on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball when it comes their time to make a selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.
As we’ve stated before, wide receiver could be the spot the Texans decided to target when they make their pick, and a receiver that could be a replacement for Will Fuller is Dyami Brown of the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Brown is a 6’1” wide receiver who weighs 185 pounds, and according to Pro Football Focus, he has a draft projection of the second or third round. In comparison to Fuller, the former Houston Texans wide receiver is 6’0” and 172 pounds.
The current wide receiver roster includes Brandin Cooks, Isaiah Coulter, Chris Moore, Donte Moncrief, Andre Roberts, Keke Coutee, Chris Conley, Randall Cobb and Alex Erickson.
In the scouting report of Brown by PFF, they describe him as a player who can “create his own after the catch,” and whether the starting quarterback is Deshaun Watson or Tyrod Taylor, the offense of the Texans could really use a player like that to help get some pressure off Brandin Cooks, who should be the No. 1 receiving target for Texans quarterbacks in 2021.
Houston Texans Draft: Dyami Brown’s positives outweighs his negatives
Though some aren’t a fan of Brown’s route tree, at least that is able to be worked on by NFL coaching, plus he’s still a solid wide receiver even with his lack of a route tree. PFF graded Dyami Brown at 82.8 for his play in the ’21 season in 11 games played.
Brown caught 55 passes in his final season at North Carolina for 1,099 yards for eight touchdowns. Brown was targeted 82 times in ’20 at UNC. In ’19 (13 games), Brown made 51 receptions on 84 targets for 1,034 yards and 12 touchdowns.
In his final two seasons at UNC, Dyami Brown averaged between 20-20.3 yards per catch.
Brown is described by NFL.com Draft Analyst Lance Zierlein as a “feast or famine deep-ball specialist with built-up speed.”
If that is the case, then Brown could be the new version of Fuller, as he too was able to make teams pay with his ability to catch the deep passes, but he wasn’t the most consistent wide receiver, either. That said, Fuller would have been a 1,000-yard receiver with the Houston Texans if not for his injuries.
This upcoming draft draws so much interest at wide receiver with the 67th overall pick, because the Houston Texans have a real chance to add to their depth with this pick. Though the defense needs a lot of work, and another running back could help out as well, it is tough to be sold on the current state of Houston’s wide receivers for the future, including the ’21 season.
However the Houston Texans decided to draft when they make their first pick, it will be a tough decision. Keeping tabs on Dyami Brown won’t hurt matters, as there is some hidden potential with the wide receiver that will one day help him improve an NFL team.