Houston Texans: 2018 draft report card looks sharp despite late start

PALO ALTO, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Justin Reid /
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Houston Texans WR Keke Coutee
Houston Texans WR Keke Coutee /

103rd Overall: Keke Coutee, WR Texas Tech

Coutee (pronounced cue-TEE) pairs speed and agility phenomenally well. This bodes well for him and his smaller frame, 5’11” 225 lbs. Coutee is built more like a running back, however, he was extremely productive out of the slot.

Coutee is more than his speed. He has dropped only 17 out of 177 catchable targets. He also has successfully caught 67% of his targets. Combining his catching ability with his speed, he becomes an asset all over the field.

Coutee could be the slot man the Houston Texans have never had. Okay, maybe he has shot to be the best slot man since Kevin Walter. This pick may also begin the writing on the wall for Braxton Miller. Miller’s conversation from quarterback has gone as planned.

The biggest connection and potential selling point for this pick may be on the coaching staff. Offensive assistant, Wes Welker is a former Red Raider himself. As you probably know, he was also an extremely productive slot man.

Welker is the perfect man to coach up Coutee. Coutee has a shot to come in and contribute right away. I’m guessing he’ll win a job in camp and quickly develop into a favorite for our franchise quarterback, Deshaun Watson.

Grade: A

A little bonus projection: he’ll beat Miller’s career production this year (not hard to do). But, he’ll also become the most productive receiver behind Deandre Hopkins.