Coulter played mostly on the outside at the University of Rhode Island, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports. The Texans selected Coulter in the fifth round (171st overall) of the NFL Draft.
Coulter was a three-year contributor during a college career that included seven 100-yard games. In 2019, he finished with 1,039 receiving yards on 72 catches and eight touchdowns over 12 games. Coulter played mostly outside because of the Rams' lack of wideout depth, but he feels he can play inside. "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." It's unlikely Coulter will make an immediate impact on offense, which includes six veterans ahead of him on the depth chart, but he will have the opportunity to learn from them during his first year as a Texan.
The Texans selected Coulter in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 171st overall.
The Rhode Island product joins a crowded Houston receiving corps -- even with the team having traded DeAndre Hopkins earlier in the offseason -- behind Will Fuller (sports hernia), Brandin Cooks, Kenny Stills, Randall Cobb, DeAndre Carter and Keke Coutee. Coming off a career-best 2019 season with 72 catches for 1,039 yards and eight touchdowns, Coulter looks the part of an athletic developmental project with raw capabilities as a route runner. He may be asked to play special teams before garnering reps at wideout.