AFC South wide receiver power ranking: Houston Texans
Just like the Jaguars, the Houston Texans have had three head coaches in as many seasons. Moreover, these two division foes have a second-year quarterback at the helm. However, Jacksonville arguably did a better job of surrounding Trevor Lawrence with weapons this offseason.
Having said that, the Texans’ roster isn’t completely devoid of talent and has some talented pieces in place, including veteran Brandin Cooks, who has been low-key one of the best wide receivers in the league since the New Orleans Saints made him a first-round selection back in 2014.
In spite of Houston’s struggles to move the ball last year, Cooks managed to finish the year with 90 catches for 1,037 receiving yards and six trips to the end zone. His 11.5 yards-per-reception average was the second-lowest of his career but that was mostly due to the Texans’ conservative approach on offense and an inexperienced Davis Mills at the helm.
Cooks isn’t the only wide receiver AFC South cornerbacks will have to worry about though. Nico Collins had a solid rookie campaign, hauling in 33 receptions for 446 yards and one touchdown. Moreover, the Texans selected John Metchie III in the third round of this year’s draft and if he can make a full recovery from the knee injury he suffered last September at Alabama, Houston could have a solid one-two punch at wide receiver in 2022.
It’s true that the Texans lack depth at wide receiver but Cooks, Collins, and Metchie give them a solid trio.