If the Houston Texans are serious about getting weapons, then Robert Woods is one of the players they must target.
Robert Woods was the Los Angeles Ram’s WR2 for much of the 2021 season until a torn ACL ended his season and ultimately brought in Odell Beckham Jr., An injury that brought the Rams their second Super Bowl title in team history may not have been there if Woods didn’t get hurt.
Now since signing Allen Robinson, the wide receiver room is getting packed with Cooper Kupp, and Beckham Jr. Woods is the odd man out and should be able to acquire for a decent price. This is where the Houston Texans and Nick Caserio can add in a valuable contributor to the offense.
Woods had 556 yards and four touchdowns in 2021 until his injury occurred. In the three previous seasons, Woods had 936 yards or more. It would probably take a third-round pick to acquire Woods, and the last Rams wide receiver they traded for has worked out well (Brandin Cooks).
Upgraded weapons will help the Houston Texans evaluate Davis Mills.
Mills didn’t have the best weapons in 2021, but he definitely made the best of his situation. Mills had the 11th-best season in franchise season with just over 2,700 passing yards as a rookie. That’s a pretty good start, given everything that happened in 2021.
Now in his second season with another offensive coordinator, it’s Pep Hamilton’s job to create a strategic and lethal offense. Woods is a great receiver and is also known for his blocking skills. However, if Houston is going to employ a zone-blocking scheme, perimeter blocking becomes increasingly crucial for leverage.
If Woods can help block on the edge and help the rushing game earn more yards, then this offense can start controlling more games, and that’s paramount as teams usually have one or two home-run hitters that can score at any moment.
The video above shows you how limitless Woods’ potential is with the Texans. A receiver that knows how to block on top of his daily responsibilities is worth giving a third-round pick for.