Houston Texans select 4th round KeKe Coutee WR Texas Tech

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  1. ArlingtonTexan

    ArlingtonTexan Moderator Staff Member

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    Slot WR with actual production and legit speed
     
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    We got a legit kick returner. Deshaun will love when Coutee and Fuller line up on same side. Speed kills and we have it in bunches with Coutee .. nice pick.
     
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    Would you guys trade Braxton away for draft picks now that we have Coutee?
     
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    https://www.ndtscouting.com/solak-best-day-3-players-available-and-why-they-fell/

     
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    Wow Texans putting a premium on speed this offseason. Goes away from the bigger longer strong narrative but for the skill positions they want speed. They know how tough it is without a deep threat when Fuller is hurt and Coutee gives them another guy that can cause all sorts of matchup issues plus a HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE proven slot weapon instead of trying to convert Braxton Miller.

    Played in spread offense which looks like Texans will be adopting more concepts to mask OL weakness.
     
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    NFL secondaries will lie awake on Saturday nights before facing Watson and the Texans receiving corps.
     
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    We wouldn’t get one for him. He has shown no ability to be a competitive NFL player. He has no value. Unfortunately another wasted 3rd by Rick Smith
     
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    Aaron Wilson‏@AaronWilson_NFL




    Texans fourth-round WR Keke Coutee should immediately push for the starting slot receiver job and make an impact as a kick returner. Dangerous in the open field, makes defenders miss. Ran 4.43 in the 40-yard dash. Caught 93 passes for 1,429 yards and 10 TDs last year

    9:23 AM - 28 Apr 2018

    John McClain‏Verified account@McClain_on_NFL




    In his last game at Tech, WR Keke Coutee had 11 catches for 187 yards and a TD in a 38-34 loss to South Florida in the Birmingham Bowl. Texans need him to be a dynamic kickoff returner and compete with Bruce Ellington as their slot receiver.

    9:24 AM - 28 Apr 2018
     
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    There are teams out there that are interested in Ereck Flowers who is one of the worst OT's I've ever seen. We got a 6th for Khari Lee. We could get something for Braxton.
     
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    I don't see why Braxton Miller and a 6th couldn't net us a late 4th early 5th. Coutee is a more polished WR. Finally a ready made slot weapon.
     


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    It seems the Texans are going with the philosophy to make it easy to outscore their opponents to win games as opposed to the defense stopping opponents and hoping we can score a field goal to win a game.
     
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    I tend to look at it as not having to rely on the defense to win games, but yes, I see them doing this too.
     
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    Injury-wise, he was slowed by a non descript injury he sustained the beginning of Oct last year. Some reported it as a left leg injury.......others reported it as a groin injury (an injury notorious for recurrence for which I would be more concerned going forward). This injury relegated him to mostly returns rather than WR. His speed and elusiveness are his greatest asset. His size and lack of route running experience seem to be his greatest concern as an NFL WR. This by far is the best detailed and realistic profile that I've come across for Coutee.

    Keke Coutee NFL Draft Profile
     
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    yeah this could allow Ellington to concentrate on outside in 4 WR sets and insurance if Fuller or Hopkins goes out or needs a breather. It seems Keke could start game one as a true slot..strength and conditioning should bring him to Q tip from tooth pick.
     
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    Our defense should be top 10 in the league easily - if we don’t get too many major injuries. Adding watt, merciless, honey badger and that Jax cb and having Clowney in a contract year - this defense is packed.

    I see our problems mainly on the o line - no idea if what we did so far is enough. And TE and HB have major question marks. It overall I really like our team right now. Unfortunately our best and most important players seem to be really injury prone, so I feel like our biggest question every year will be, if wine can stay healthy...
     
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    When you have a young franchise QB you have to give him weapons that he can grow and have success with.

    It doesn't do any good to have a great defense if your young QB doesn't have the tools to work with to be successful. Now we need to get him more help on the line and in the backfield.
     
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    ESPN: Coutee is a smooth athlete with explosive speed who can take the top off the defense. His ball skills are above average, he shows good focus in traffic and grades out as a starting kick returner who could develop into a sub-package slot receiver.

    Rotoworld: Texans selected Texas Tech WR Keke Coutee with the No. 103 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft. Coutee (5’10/181) turned pro after only three years as a Red Raider, compiling a 159/2,424/15.2/17 career stat line as a vertical slot receiver. PFF College credited Coutee with 37.9% of his 2017 receiving yards on passes thrown 20-plus yards downfield and the second-highest passer rating when targeted among draft-eligible receivers. Coutee ran 4.43 at the Combine but struggled in other drills, managing 26th-percentile SPARQ results. Fast but rail thin, Coutee’s ticket may be as a Taylor Gabriel-style situational deep threat with kick return value.

    CBS Sports: (B) Downfield threat for Watson. Good after the catch. Lacks size and strength. Could struggle to beat press coverage. | Agility-based slot wideout who's quicker than fast but possesses quality long speed. Adequate elusiveness and balance in the open field for a receiver at his smaller size. Plus return skills. Niche offensive weapon.

    SI: Keke Coutee | WR | TEXAS TECH
    Scouting Report: Coutee is undersized, but he’s quick and fast—a handful to mirror underneath with the long speed to get on top of a defense. He’s slippery after the catch, with a low center of gravity and enough creativity to break free in space. His catch radius is small and he ran a limited route tree (often out of the slot, avoiding press coverage) in Tech’s Air Raid. But the upside if there for Coutee to become one of the better slot receivers in the NFL, and he offers value as a return specialist in the short-term.
     
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