Houston Texans draft prospect: Romeo Doubs, please save the offense

Feb 2, 2022; Mobile, AL, USA; National squad wide receiver Alec Pierce of Cincinnati (82) and National squad wide receiver Romeo Doubs of Nevada (7) and National squad tight Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 2, 2022; Mobile, AL, USA; National squad wide receiver Alec Pierce of Cincinnati (82) and National squad wide receiver Romeo Doubs of Nevada (7) and National squad tight Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports /

It is time the Houston Texans add a wide receiver to the offense that can make a difference.

When the second day arrives for the 2022 NFL Draft, why can’t the Houston Texans make a bold move and draft a wide receiver in either the second or third round of the April draft?

A player who should be available in those round’s is Nevada’s Romeo Doubs, a 6’2″, 200-pound wide receiver who played four seasons at Nevada and during that time frame never had a season with fewer than 43 receptions, which was his freshman season.

In his four seasons at the collegiate level, Doubs finished with a grand total of 225 receptions for 3,322 yards wot 26 touchdowns, and he averaged 14.8 yards per reception. His single-season totals looked like this:

2018: 13 games, 43 receptions, 562 yards, 13.1 YPC, 2 TDs

2019: 10 games, 44 receptions, 649 yards, 14.8 YPC, 4 TDs

2020: 9 games, 58 receptions, 1002 yards, 17.3 YPC, 9 TDs

2021: 11 games, 80 receptions, 1109 yards, 13.9 YPC, 11 TDs.

Twice in his career, Doubs had 200-yard receiving games and they were in the past two seasons. His highest receiving game came on Oct. 31, 2020 against Nevada-Las Vegas, catching seven passes for 219 yards and one touchdown. Then on Oct. 23, 2021 he caught 19 passes for 203 yards against Fresno State. That game also saw him catch one touchdown.

Thirteen times at Nevada, Doubs has at least 105 yards receiving in a game, and on four occasions the wide receiver caught at least 10 passes in a game as those games were against Fresno State, Wyoming, New Mexico and Air Force.

Doubs also returned a total of 37 punts in his career for 463 yards with one touchdown, averaging 12.5 yards per return.

There is also chatter about how well Doubs is practicing during the Senior Bowl practice, as scouts of all the teams are being able to see what he’s capable of doing. Bryan Perez of The Draft Network wrote this about Doubs this week:

"“He made plays during a variety of drills, and while it’s still early in the week (wide receiver play will improve as timing with quarterbacks progresses), there’s no doubt he’s in the mix to be the best overall skill player on either roster.”"

How exciting is this to read, but how does all of this help the Houston Texans in ’22 and beyond? Let’s talk about that.

Houston Texans: How Romeo Doubs helps the Texans’ offense

There is very little reliable depth at wide receiver on the Houston Texans, and other than veteran wide receiver Brandin Cooks – and possibly Nico Collins – who else can you easily say is reliable at wide receiver for the Texans from the ’21 roster?

Doubs brings excitement to any offense he joins, but if he were to join a rebuilding team like the Texans, his chances of standing out and getting to be a difference maker would be great. Add the veteran leadership of Cooks, plus joining another wide receiver learning the way like Collins, and this could be a special unit down the road, and the Texans wouldn’t use a first-round pick to obtain him.

The Pro Football Network used one single word that jumped off the page with their scouting report of Doubs, and that was “dynamic.”

They also went on to write this about Doubs in their scoring report:

"“Doubs has good size at 6’2″, 204 pounds. He possesses a long, wiry frame with solid density, and he supplements that frame with excellent athleticism.”"

Imagine adding that type of skill-set and athleticism to the Texans offense, and giving Davis Mills a target like Doubs to be added with Cooks (who will draw the best coverage), and things could get rolling again with the Texans’ offense, starting in ’22.

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Whoever drafts Doubs in the 2022 NFL Draft will be gaining an excellent player who will be a difference maker in the NFL if given the proper chance and playing time. The Houston Texans are a great fit for Doubs, so now the front office and whoever the new head coach is need to make this addition happen. It could bring excitement back to Texans football once again.