Re: WR catch rate: Texans
In 2011, the Texans had the 2nd most efficient offense in the NFL according to Football Outsiders. It was one of the things that allowed Kubiak to keep his job despite having a dreadful defense. The theory was, get a new DC, fix the D.
So 2nd most efficient is probably the best you are going to see from Kubiak/Schaub pairing, yes?
During that year, the WRs all had a catch rate of 60% or higher.
Given that the Texans have a mix of routes, and use a lot of short passes as run substitutes, and don't take as many downfield shots as lets say the Ravens do, I'm thinking that you want a WR that is capable of at least a 60% catch rate. Relative to some other teams in the NFL, 60% is pretty high, but the Texans have high standards for what is supposed to be caught.
So when you are looking at WR/TE draft targets, you cannot ignore the hands.