Between how he’s absorbing the playbook and sharpening his route running while adapting to the NFL, Nico Collins figures into the Texans’ equation as a large outside wide receiver who can go up and get the football and defeat press coverage to gain separation on deep passes.
Collins opted out of Michigan's 2020 season, but that hasn't seemed to be a big issue thus far in camp. Collins is primarily an outside wide receiver and has been characterized by some as an old-school No. 1 wide receiver because he’s larger than most downfield targets. He's made some big play so far in camp, but the knock on him is he needs to do it more often and more consistently. He may be a name to watch, but the Texans QB situation could certainly hold him down this year.