The Houston Texans have longed for a dynamic wide receiver to team with Andre Johnson in the passing game for some time now, but thus far they’ve yet to find another game breaker on his level. While few wideouts will ever reach that status, adding an impact wideout like Kendall Wright of Baylor would go a long way toward helping the offense. That’s exactly what Mel Kiper has the Texans doing in his latest mock draft. He writes:
When the Texans lost Andre Johnson last year, it completely eliminated their ability to stretch the field. That’s a problem, because this is a system that thrives on regular use of play-action packages, and it loses a lot of juice if there’s nobody around to challenge defenses deep. Wright can do that. His performance in Indy wasn’t his best, but his tape shines — you see a guy that plays fast in pads and beats people deep. His hands are also fine.
Wright had a difficult showing at the NFL Combine and found his stock dropping lower than Michael Floyd of Notre Dame and even Stephen Hill of Georgia Tech. Whether or not Wright can impress during his upcoming Pro Day at Baylor might determine if he will still be available by the time the Texans select at No. 26 in the draft.
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