Texans, Round 1. Declared early for the 2016 NFL Draft.
Postseason events: NFL Combine.
Positives: Adequate height for the position. Runs with good speed and accelerates well off the line. Is quick into his breaks and generally runs crisp routes – can stop on a dime. Though his hands have been below average, they looked better during the gauntlet drill at the Combine. Tracks passes consistently well over inside shoulder. Above-average concentration on contested passes. Able to stick his foot in the ground on sideline catches and cut upfield cleanly. Is a fair blocker down the field. Very good track speed for the position. Above-average lower-body explosiveness in Combine drills, showing his ability to accelerate. Adequate ability to change directions with burst in Combine drills.
Negatives: Slightly below-average bulk for the position, and has small hands. Inconsistent hands, and will drop some easy passes – letting a lot of passes get to his body. Suspect body control and has some trouble adjusting to back-shoulder passes. Below-average fielding decisions on punts and will try to return even when pressure’s bearing down on him hard. Below-average vertical leap. Poor upper-body strength.
Pre-Draft Projection: Round 2.