It's no secret: Holliday's best chance at making a pro roster is as a return man. However, head coach Gary Kubiak says Holliday must bring more to the table.
“If you’re on the team you’ve got to be able to do a lot of things,” Kubiak said according to Ultimate Texans.
Also according to the report, Kubiak said that he planned on giving Holliday more of a look on offense at receiver and running back—similar to a role that Percy Harvin fills in Minnesota.
Holliday combined for four rushing touchdowns in four years in Baton Rouge, while averaging just 29 attempts per season—not much of a sample size.
It's not easy to tell this early on if Holliday can be much of anything besides a return specialist. At 5'5", he's the shortest player in all of football. But after injuries to his thumb and hamstring in each of his first two NFL seasons, respectively, Holliday is playing with a chip on his shoulder, knowing he's running out of chances with the Texans.
Expect him to literally run with this chance, right onto Houston's starting return team. From there, Holliday will have to prove that his talents expand beyond his legs, and more importantly to his heart, as he'll need to prove to the NFL world that he is more than your average return man.