Richard Mullaney started his career at Oregon State and had a breakout 2013 season with 52 receptions for 788 yards, but had his 2014 season ended prematurely with an elbow injury. With a coaching change at Oregon State, Mullaney (who had already graduated) made a decision and transferred to Alabama. A consistent player early on for Alabama, Mullaney helped the Crimson Tide’s offense by catching 38 passes for 390 yards and five touchdowns. His transfer paid off as he was part of a National Championship team with Alabama, garnering him a look from the Texans.
The wide receiving corps is a crowded position group, but Mullaney has some of the best hands out of all of the pass catchers for the Texans. He is going to have to show a mastery of the offensive system to advance with the team. Early, Mullaney showed he has soft hands and has significant vertical speed when he is allowed to open up.
Practice Squad or bust for Slottie Pippen.
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