Breaking New: Houston Texans Urged to Add WR with ‘Track Speed’ for C.J. Stroud

After a trade with the Minnesota Vikings, the Houston Texans lost their first-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be bolstering quarterback C.J. Stroud’s supporting cast with a potential game-changer.

Tank Dell was having an amazing rookie season when he sustained a season-ending injury, and wide receiver Nico Collins of the Texans has developed as a game-changing prospect.
But don’t expect the Houston Texans to stop acquiring weapons to their armory anytime soon, as budding star quarterback C.J. Stroud is still only a rookie.

Roman Wilson, a wide receiver out of Michigan, is the “perfect fit” for the Texans in the 2017 NFL Draft, according to Pro Football Focus.
Brad Spielberger of PFF comments, “Wilson can be a flanker/slot who brings legitimate track speed to the Texans’ corps.” “A top-25 finish in college football in 2023 with 12 receptions on passes 20 yards or more downfield. This is true even though they used a run-first strategy that frequently finished games with a lead thanks to strong defense and early leads.Bobby Slowik, the offensive coordinator, will appreciate Wilson’s concentration on run blocking, as he never takes a play off and takes great delight in creating openings for his running backs to rush the ball. While they could certainly use more talent in the secondary, Houston loaded up on defense this offseason after loading up on the offensive line the previous one. It wouldn’t hurt to have another pass catcher to add to their existing group.

Wilson would be well suited to improve Houston’s offense in 2024 and beyond if he falls to the Texans at No. 42 in the first round.

Report on Roman Wilson’s NFL Draft Scouting
In 2023, Wilson became the center of attention for the Wolverine passing attack as they advanced to the national championship game.

Despite playing in Michigan’s run-heavy offense last season, Wilson caught 48 passes for 789 yards and 12 touchdowns, averaging 16.4 yards per reception.
Most people probably aren’t aware of what he could have done in an offense with more passing lanes, like Ohio State or Washington. An NFC scout told, “He’s got rare speed and you will see it more in the NFL when he’s a bigger part of the passing game.”

Prior to this year’s draft, PFF notes that Wilson has an exceptional 2-percent drop rate and that he averages 4.6 yards after the catch per reception, which might help Stroud and the Texans move the chains.
Wilson would rank considerably higher on these lists “in a different receiver class,” according to PFF. In addition to his NFL-caliber quickness, he also possesses NFL-caliber resolve when blocking and at the reception point. His video displays a player that coaches would kill for.

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