Aug 3, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; General view of a Houston Texans helmet on the field during training camp at Methodist Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Not much. The Texans are in desperate need of play-makers on the outside. Of course Andre Johnson makes up for a lot of deficiencies in numbers. Maybe the only thing I can think of that would stack against Marquess here is that the Texans may look receiver really early, too early to ‘reach’ for him. It might depend on which receivers come off of the board early.
The Perfect Storm:
Just like 5 or 6 other teams, Marquess really would fit in well with Houston and their need for receivers matches up. However this situation is unique in that Marquess could debate-ably become the second best receiver on the field immediately and start opposite A.J. with a good and productive preseason.
Not that there aren’t some good, young receivers already on the roster, there are. Jeff Maehl (ORE), Keshawn Martin (MSU), Lestar Jean (FAU) and DeVier Posey (OSU) are some names that had productive college careers. However the size and loping speed (4.41 40 yard dash) of Wilson could make him the 4th or 5th most explosive weapon on the team.
Likelihood of Getting Drafted by Texans:
A- (If the Texans do not take a receiver to start their picks at 27, Marquess’ chances go way up with them)