Andre Johnson (Getty Images)
Battle Red Nation is going to look at the Texans, position by position, and give our final evaluation of what happened during the 2008 season. We’re going to move to the wide receiver position.
Andre Johnson - 115 rec., 1575 yds., 8 TD’s
Kevin Walter - 60 rec., 899 yds., 8 TD’s
David Anderson - 19 rec., 241 yds., 2 TD’s
Andre Davis - 13 rec., 213 yds.
Positives- The Texans have the best wide receiver on the planet in Andre Johnson. Johnson can go over the middle, he’s a deep threat, and even a very good blocker. Kevin Walter is a great second option, as there is no harder worker and he runs great routes. Anderson has the chance to be a smaller Walter, as he runs good routes and has solid hands. Davis is a pure deep threat with game-breaking speed.
Negatives- It’s tough to find negatives with this group. Walter isn’t a great deep threat, and he isn’t always consistent. Anderson is smallish and doesn’t create a great target over the middle, and Davis has inconsistent hands and doesn’t do well over the middle.
Overall- Few groups of receivers in the NFL are much better, as this is clearly the strength of the Texans.
Solution- It’s always good to have more talent to create more competition, but Houston seems to be fine with the group they have.
Final grade: A-