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2016 NFL Mock Draft: Houston Texans Take Baylor Playmaker Corey Coleman

Bill O'Brien's got the need...the need for speed.

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Now that quarterback and running back have been addressed by the Houston Texans in free agency, there seems to be an enormous ground swell building for the narrative of Corey Coleman to Houston at 22nd overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. It makes sense, really. The Texans need more speed, more yards after the catch, and more athletes who can energize the entire team with big plays from any spot on the field. Coleman – a former touchdown machine at Baylor – provides all three of those things in spades.

The narrative makes so much sense, in fact, that SB Nation’s own Dan Kadar jumped on board in his latest Monday Mock Draft this morning.

22. Houston Texans: Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor

Beyond DeAndre Hopkins, Houston doesn't have a lot of talent at wide receiver. Coleman could give the Texans a great 1-2 punch at wideout. He has a penchant for making big plays and would give Brock Osweiler a really good offense to grow around.

It’s hard to argue against adding more explosiveness to this new Texans attack. DeAndre Hopkins is of course already one of the league’s best receivers, but beyond him this roster leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to aerial weaponry. Jaelen Strong is still unproven (and now potentially in O’Brien’s doghouse for getting arrested), Nate Washington was extremely underwhelming and is a free agent.  Cecil Shorts III can never seem to stay healthy for a full season. While certainly not the worst receiving corps in the NFL by any means, the Texans still need quite a bit of help at the position to ensure that Brock Osweiler is successful in 2016.

What do you think, BRB? Would you take Corey Coleman in the back half of the first round, or would you rather beef up the trenches with either an offensive or defensive lineman?