Like Trindon Holliday, Lestar Jean and Keshawn Martin both had amazing preseasons. Both looked like they could be major contributors to the Texans offense in the receiver position this season, and they gave Texan fans hope about the receiver depth behind Andre Johnson.
Jean's and Martin's performances on Sunday, however, were completely underwhelming. Jean had one reception for nine yards, though he came very close to hauling in a touchdown pass. The one target that Martin received all game was ultimately dropped by him, and he did not see much playing time afterwards.
While their performances might be discouraging after such encouraging preseasons, it should have been expected. It is rare that a receiver will contribute at all in his first season playing in the NFL, and it usually takes young receivers about three years to fully become integrated into an offense.
Out of the two receivers, it appears that Jean is much further along, so far. Since he is bigger, it is much tougher for opposing defensive backs to press him at the line of scrimmage. For Martin, however, his small frame allows defensive backs to easily press him at the line of scrimmage, and he must perfect his press-breakers if he wants to contribute significantly this offseason.
In a random and complete guess, I'm going to say that Jean will finish the year as a much greater contributor than Martin with 600 yards and three touchdowns, while I believe Martin will finish with around 300 yards and one or two touchdowns.