Houston Texans: Position Breakdown and Depth-Chart Analysis at Wide Receiver

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Houston Texans: Position Breakdown and Depth-Chart Analysis at Wide Receiver
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The wide receiver position in my opinion was the Houston Texans' strongest overall unit going into this year's offseason. That could all change quickly if Andre Johnson continues to sit out of practice, but I think his situation will be worked out before the season starts.

With one receiver on his way to the Hall of Fame and another young receiver who showed great promise last year, you could also argue that the Texans have one of the best groups in the entire league.

Their top two receivers are set, but the big question for the position coming into free agency and the draft was who would start as their slot receiver. After initially believing the position was weak, once coach Bill O'Brien got to look at his roster up close, he found he had more at slot receiver than originally thought.

With the addition of Mike Thomas as a free agent and the return of Alan Bonner who was injured last season, the Texans should get good production out of their slot receiver. If the Texans do get solid production out of their slot receiver, this group will keep opposing defensive coordinators sleepless at night.

Having a group like this at wide receiver will help whomever the team chooses as their quarterback. That player will likely be Ryan Fitzpatrick who is nothing more than a game manager, being an efficient game manager is a lot easier with upper-level talent at wide receiver.

This receiver group also has good size with Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins and DeVier Posey all over 6'0'', and that list doesn't even include their tight ends. Having receivers taller and longer than their defender is obviously a big plus for a quarterback.

If their quarterback is going to have a good season, they'll need their wide receivers to play up to expectations and perhaps beyond.

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