Well congratulations Houston fans. You have a Red Raiders on your coaching staff, and now you have a Red Raiders on your roster. In the fourth round, with the 103rd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Texans drafted Keke Coutee. It was announced by one of your franchise’s greatest players in receiver Andre Johnson, and perhaps Keke will follow in his path.
For those you haven’t read, here is my profile on Keke Coutee. My first reaction was that this is a great addition for both sides. First off, for Keke, he goes in the early fourth round, which is a little earlier than I expected. He also goes to Houston, which is about two hours away from his home town of Lufkin. He goes into a situation where he’ll have a chance to prove himself as a receiver and a kick returner, and his coach in none other than Wes Welker.
For the Texans, they get a receiver they can throw to on the inside. Braxton Miller hasn’t developed like they’d hope so far, Bruce Ellington is alright, but nothing special, and they already have established outside receivers in DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller V. With DeShaun Watson at the helm, Lamar Miller in the backfield and the emergence of D’Onta Foreman, dare I say the Texans finally have an offense to be afraid of?
Congrats Keke! We wish you the best of luck in Houston!
— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) April 28, 2018
New Texans WR and KR Keke Coutee said Texans assistant and former Texas Tech standout Wes Welker has been in touch with him throughout draft process and worked him out privately
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 28, 2018
Coutee also returned 10 kickoffs for 315 yards and a touchdown. pic.twitter.com/CUFBHiQNKo
— Texans PR (@TexansPR) April 28, 2018
We just added some speed at WR.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) April 28, 2018
I like the Keke Coutee pick by the Texans. I think he’s a better slot/pure receiver than many other “offensive weapon” types picked the last few years (Curtis Samuel, etc), and has an immediate slot/jet role with the offense O’Brien was building around Deshaun Watson
— Chris B. Brown (@smartfootball) April 28, 2018