Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien took a particular interest in former Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman at the Bears’ Pro Day, according to a picture posted to Twitter by Jessica Morrey of Waco NBC affiliate KCEN.
This is certainly an interesting development, as Houston currently owns the No. 22 pick in next month’s draft and taking Coleman at that position wouldn’t really be much of a reach. Keep in mind that Houston could use a serious vertical threat opposite No. 1 receiver DeAndre Hopkins, not to mention a reliable target for new quarterback Brock Osweiler, and Coleman could fit that mold perfectly.
The former four-star recruit from the Dallas area was near-unstoppable at Baylor and led the nation with 20 touchdown catches in 2015 while reeling in 74 catches for 1,363 yards and though he isn’t the biggest at just 5-foot-11, 190 pounds, but his skills speak for themselves.
Thus, though the Texans have not given any indication on how they will draft in April, the fact that O’Brien appears to be in such deep conversation with Coleman at least suggests that he is on the Texans’ radar.
Stay tuned to Campus Sports for any further updates on Corey Coleman’s path to the NFL Draft!