Texans Rookie KR Trindon Holliday To Compete With Andre Davis For Starting Job
Clocked at 4.21 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the Combine (an unofficial, handheld time; his official, electronic time was 4.34), rookie RS-WR Trindon Holliday’s speed could make him an asset on a couple of fronts for Houston in his first NFL season. After the draft, head coach Gary Kubiak said he believed the 5-foot-5, 166-pound Holliday, a sixth-round pick, “could do wonders for our football team” as a punt and kickoff returner and noted the club could “teach him the back position and certain wideout positions.”
The Texans are now very deep at returner, with swift Jacoby Jones capable of returning punts and kickoffs and André Davis an accomplished kickoff returner in his own right (four career TDs). Holliday, who returned punts and kickoffs at LSU, will have to earn a role with the club, but if he does, the Texans will have more flexibility at returner and a potentially intriguing weapon on offense.
If Holliday makes the club, it will be interesting to see if he takes Davis’ roster spot. Davis returned three kickoffs for scores in 2007 but hasn’t returned one for a score since, and he does not return punts. However, he is sure-handed, and he performed well when pressed into service as a receiver in ’07.