Houston Texans receiver Nico Collins is putting in the necessary work to take the next step in his second season in the NFL.
According to Hall-of-Fame sportswriter John McClain, the former 2021 third-round pick from Michigan spent time with receivers coach and pass game coordinator Ben McDaniels after organized team activities on June 1 at Houston Methodist Training Center. McClain says Collins worked on getting off the line.
Collins battled availability and consistency issues in his first season. The 6-4, 215-pound wideout started in eight of 14 games and caught 33 passes for 446 yards and a touchdown. Nevertheless Collins flashed promise of what he could become for Houston throughout the course of his rookie contract.
With Collins staying late after practice to work with McDaniels, it demonstrates the 23-year-old wants to have a more productive role in the Texans’ passing game.