Keke Coutee impressed the Texans' decision-makers enough to get drafted this April.
Since joining the team in May, the rookie wide receiver's impressed one of his fellow pass-catchers as well.
"The guy can play football," DeAndre Hopkins said after a recent OTA.
Coutee, who was selected in the fourth round out of Texas Tech, is known for his blazing speed and big-play ability. But Hopkins, a student of the game himself, has been peppered with questions by Coutee.
“He’s only getting better," Hopkins said. "He’s always hanging around, seeing what I’m doing in between periods, asking me questions. Coming in, learning this offense, getting his playbook and that’s what he’s been doing.”
Coutee averaged 15.8 yards per catch and caught 17 touchdowns the last two seasons in Lubbock. He can help stretch the field, and can do a lot after the catch as well. Adding him to a receiving corps with Hopkins, Will Fuller, V, Bruce Ellington and company has the All-Pro excited about the Texans offensive possibilities.
“Big time," Hopkins said. "Having a guy like him and Will, I’m sure that’s going to help out Will as well just having the speed to get down field and open up the field for us.”