Texans draft: Three wide receivers to draft to support Brandin Cooks
Texans can still find quality help with Christian Watson in the second round.
So let’s say the Texans decide to do what most analysts think they’ll do. They’ll take Kyle Hamilton and Kayvon Thibodeaux in some fashion, or it’ll be those two position groups. That leaves Houston’s second pick to go and find another effective wide receiver.
Enter North Dakota State’s Christian Watson. Watson has NFL bloodlines, as his dad was a safety in the league during the 1990s. Watson’s ability to continuously accelerate through routes has boosted his draft stock to a potential second-round pick.
Watson can separate himself from defenders and has the hand strength to fight for 50/50 balls when it’s necessary.
Additionally, Watson’s agility in and out of cuts has been a knock against him, but in Houston’s offense, that is what Cooks will be used for. Let Watson run those longer routes just like in the way that Burks would do. NFL.Com gave him a 6.27/10 grade with the “will someday be an average starter.”
That’s a little harsh, but we’ll see how his career pans out.