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Houston Texans select 4th round KeKe Coutee WR Texas Tech

Uncle Rico

Pro BS'er
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.
 

zshawn10

Hall of Fame
Keke Coutee, Texas Tech (67 overall, WR9): Do you like speed? Sure you do. But speed receivers so often can’t do the little things: their hands are inconsistent; they don’t know how to maintain leverage down the field; they can’t track and attack the football deep. These aren’t issues with Coutee, which makes him a desirable slot player with return ability to boot–but sub-5’10 height and 181 lbs of weight are scaring off GMs. Ah well–a smart OC will get Coutee gadget touches and let him blaze.
https://www.ndtscouting.com/solak-best-day-3-players-available-and-why-they-fell/

 

TheRealJoker

Hall of Fame
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.
 

zshawn10

Hall of Fame
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
 

AngryNateFTW

Hall of Fame
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
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.
 

TheRealJoker

Hall of Fame
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.
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.
 

TexansBull

Hall of Fame
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.
 

House of Pain

Knee-jerkless
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.
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.
 

CloakNNNdagger

Site Contributor
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
 

badboy

Site Contributor
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.
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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LikeMike

Hall of Fame
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...
 

Carr Bombed

Hall of Fame
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.
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.
 

zshawn10

Hall of Fame
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.
 

Texansballer74

Hall of Fame
Wow wasn't expecting us to go in this direction. I was thinking RB. But man do I love this pick. What a freaking steal gentlemen. This young man is electrifying. He can do damage from the slot and as a wideout.

They are setting Watson up nicely.
 

eriadoc

Texan-American
One of the best receivers to ever play in Houston was pretty small (Ernest Givins), and he played in an era when the defense had free reign to take your head off after you caught the ball. These days, the defense is barely allowed to tackle you. The size aspect does not concern me.
 

CloakNNNdagger

Site Contributor
One of the best receivers to ever play in Houston was pretty small (Ernest Givins), and he played in an era when the defense had free reign to take your head off after you caught the ball. These days, the defense is barely allowed to tackle you. The size aspect does not concern me.
There was an NFL analysis of the injury reports of 2016 which argue strongly that players less than 200 pounds are likely to be injured at high rates, and that those around or under 190 are likely to miss large portions of the season.
 

Dakota

Ticketbooth Attendant
There was an NFL analysis of the injury reports of 2016 which argue strongly that players less than 200 pounds are likely to be injured at high rates, and that those around or under 190 are likely to miss large portions of the season.
So the bigger guys in the NFL are less likely to get injured and the little guys are more likely to get injured? Got it.
 

zshawn10

Hall of Fame
Keke Coutee along the route tree in 2017 pic.twitter.com/UXgGAtVYq1

— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) April 22, 2018


Love Keke Coutee. Super productive at TT at a young age. Undersized but an explosive slot prospect

— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) April 28, 2018


The Houston Texans add some more excitement on offense in shifty Texas Tech WR Keke Coutee pic.twitter.com/17vfiA9DE3

— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) April 28, 2018


Deshaun Watson throwing to DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and Keke Coutee. Whew. That's fun.

— Ian Kenyon (@IanKenyonNFL) April 28, 2018
 

TxnsJuggernaut

Hall of Fame
Unfortunately another wasted 3rd by Rick Smith
RS was one of many GM's and coaches that would have taken Braxton Miller. He was taken with the full expectation he was a couple year project in the least. So enough blaming RS for every choice that didn't pan out. At this stage in Braxton Miller's career he should be given at least one more season to show improvement.
 

bigbrewster2000

4th Infantry
RS was one of many GM's and coaches that would have taken Braxton Miller. He was taken with the full expectation he was a couple year project in the least. So enough blaming RS for every choice that didn't pan out. At this stage in Braxton Miller's career he should be given at least one more season to show improvement.
I don’t say much at all about RS. It’s fact that he was historically terrible in the 3rd round with his picks. Miller should have shown flashes in the last two seasons and that hasn’t been the case.

Let’s all hope that this 3rd year he shows something in camp and that there is a real hard decision to make for the coaching staff with which WRs they decide to keep and that Miller is one of the ones in the discussion.
 

TheRealJoker

Hall of Fame
I don’t say much at all about RS. It’s fact that he was historically terrible in the 3rd round with his picks. Miller should have shown flashes in the last two seasons and that hasn’t been the case.

Let’s all hope that this 3rd year he shows something in camp and that there is a real hard decision to make for the coaching staff with which WRs they decide to keep and that Miller is one of the ones in the discussion.
The worst part about Miller is that he's injury prone going back to college. Even if he ends up becoming the player that the team envisioned it's unlikely he'll stay healthy long enough to warrant a roster spot.
 

edromeo

All Pro
I remember researching Keke for the board mock draft. Great pick.

I hope he develops a good rapport with Wes Welker. The went to the same school.
Keke is a Welker clone (but faster) perfect slot receiver.

Obrien and Wes know how to use the slot.
I don't think im exxagerating in thinking he could make an impact as a rookie.
 

xtruroyaltyx

Hall of Fame
Would you guys trade Braxton away for draft picks now that we have Coutee?
I'd keep Miller. Unless it became clear that he wasn't one of the top 5 WR's which might end up being the case.

He'd obviously be fighting for 4th or 5th WR spot to make the team, but everyone knew he was going to take a while to develop. He has the talent, and he can play special teams and be a back up slot in case of injury. He's been here a while so he should know what the team expects from him and he should know the "system".

So yeah, I'd hold onto him for now just to see if it clicks for him in camp/pre season. If it gets to the point where we just can't afford to wait on him to get it any longer find a team to move him to that can afford or is willing to see if he'll get it at some point.

6th or 7th rd pick for a guy you were going to cut is cool.

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And I just thought about something else...Texans didn't take any running backs. Foreman can't be counted on. Texans really have nothing else there to really speak of besides Miller and he isn't all that either. Texans should be looking at every option they can to get some better play out of that position.
 
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infantrycak

Admin & Mod
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And I just thought about something else...Texans didn't take any running backs. Foreman can't be counted on. Texans really have nothing else there to really speak of besides Miller and he isn't all that either. Texans should be looking at every option they can to get some better play out of that position.
UDFA they signed Toledo RB Terry Swanson & Washington RB Lavon Coleman.
 

htownfan32

Hall of Fame
I like the player and the pick.

Wideout is such a crapshoot in the draft sometimes. You get years where you get busts in the 1st and some productive players in the 2nd or 3rd, and other years you get outstanding classes.

Hope he can settle into a good #3 role and maybe push Fuller for his job if Fuller can’t stay healthy.
 


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