The Texans made a trade with the Panthers to trade up and select Michigan WR Nico Collins in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Here’s the trade breakdown, via David Newton:
- No. 89 (Collins)
- No. 109
- No. 158
- 2022 fourth-round pick
Collins, 22, was a two-year starter at Michigan and honorable mention all-conference in 2018 and 2019. He opted out of the 2020 season due to the pandemic.
Collins is expected to sign a rookie deal worth $4,871,517 that includes a signing bonus worth $902,921.
Lance Zierlein compares him to Patriots WR N’Keal Harry.
During his college career, Collins recorded 78 receptions for 1,388 yards (17.8 YPC) and 13 touchdowns.