Texans trade back into 2nd round and draft Alabama receiver


Texans trade back into 2nd round and draft Alabama receiver
Texans add a receiver in the second round. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images.

The Houston Texans traded back into the second round and drafted Alabama receiver John Metchie III.

The Texans traded picks No. 66, No.108, and No.124 to the Browns for pick No.44, per PFT.

Here are some of his highlights.

Here's an overview of John Metchie III from our draft expert Lance Zierlein, via NFL.com. Lance thought Metchie would be a third round selection.

NFL slot projection with good polish but a lack of noteworthy elements in his game. Metchie has decent size but average play speed. He's proficient in more sophisticated routes but lacks explosiveness to separate and will have to prove he can become a more physical wideout to win contested catches at the pro level. He can play multiple receiver spots and has the ability to take what the scheme provides him. As long as his recovery from an ACL tear goes smoothly, Metchie has a chance to become a starting slot receiver with a relatively modest ceiling.

For more info on Metchie, check out his full draft profile on NFL.com.

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