2 Houston Texans players who need to stay hot in minicamp

Besides the obvious stars on this roster, the Texans will need to rely on some lesser-known players and those who haven’t had an opportunity to contribute on Sundays before.
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Wide receiver John Metchie III

The Texans may have made some big-time additions to their wide receiver room, but that hasn’t changed anything for John Metchie III. He’s had himself a very good spring so far as Houston gets back on the practice field.

"You talk about a guy that's improved a lot throughout these OTAs and minicamp, Metchie has shown up," head coach DeMeco Ryans said via the Houston Chronicle.

Metchie is going into his third year in the league but only has one year of game tape to back him up. He sat out his rookie season after he was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia, but he’s looking to get back to his Alabama days as he continues to build a connection with C.J. Stroud. 

Metchie is battling for the fourth wide receiver spot on the roster and will be allowed to beat out Noah Brown and new addition Ben Skowronek for the job. He has shown growth each time he steps onto the field, and he seems to have the support of the coaching staff and the locker room. 

Where he gets put on the depth chart come September remains to be seen, but if he continues the hot start he’s had to the spring, he’ll be given plenty of reps each week.