The Houston Texans drafted a wide receiver in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, selecting Rhode Island's Isaiah Coulter with the 171st pick. Coulter met with the Texans at the NFL Combine and via FaceTime calls, keeping in touch over the course of the draft process.
"It was great chemistry," Coulter said. "I just felt like it was a great fit with us two being paired up together."
Coulter (6-2, 198) finished his three-year career at Rhode Island with seven 100-yard games. He lined up mainly on the outside because of limited wide receiver depth, but said he could play anywhere if given an opportunity.
"I feel like I could play inside or outside," Coulter said. "I would just have to lock in and learn the plays from different spots on the field, but I feel like I could play anywhere."
In 2019, he finished with 1,039 receiving yards on 72 catches and eight touchdowns through 12 games with 11 starts. Coulter became just the seventh player in program history to top 1,000 receiving yards in one season.
"There aren't a ton of players at 6-2, 200 pounds with 4.45 speed and ball skills," Texans football analyst John Harris said. "Coulter has that speed, the ability to track the ball downfield and make significant plays for his offense. He'll have an experienced receiver corps to learn from as he begins his career as a Texan."
Coulter also started all 11 games as a sophomore, catching 42 passes for 604 yards and scoring three touchdowns. As a true freshman, the Maryland native played in all 11 games.