Keke Coutee

Texas Tech
WR

Prospect Info

College
Texas Tech
Hometown
Class
Lufkin, TX
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 10"
181 lbs
29 7/8”
Hands
8 3/8”

Prospect Grade

5.62
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Houston
Texans
Round 4 ‧ Pick 3
40 Yard Dash
4.43
Seconds
 
Bench Press
14
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
34.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
113.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
6.93
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.15
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Seconds
 
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Key'vantanie Coutee, who goes by his nickname "Keke," hopes to be the next Texas Tech receiver to make an impact in the NFL, following in the footsteps of Michael Crabtree and Wes Welker. He earned second-team All-Big 12 honors in 2017, ranking fourth in the FBS with 1,429 receiving yards on 93 catches (ranked sixth in FBS) with 10 touchdowns. He finished his career with an 11-reception, 187-yard, one-score effort against South Florida in the Birmingham Bowl. Coutee (pronounced cue-TEE) showed some versatility by returning 10 kickoffs for 315 yards, including a 92-yard touchdown. As a sophomore, he showed great promise, starting two of 12 games played and covering 890 yards and scoring seven touchdowns on 55 receptions. Coutee earned honorable mention all-conference recognition with that production. The four-star recruit from Lufkin, Texas stayed in-state to play ball in the Red Raiders' wide-open offense. His choice was rewarded as he played in all 13 games, starting two, posting 11 receptions for 105 yards.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 4-5
NFL Comparison
John Brown
Overview
Lanky speed merchant with an ability to take the top off of a defense as well as handle the nickel and dime action underneath. Coutee's lack of route experience and play strength could lead to a bumpy initial season, but his ability to separate both vertically and out of his breaks should make him a coveted slot target capable of adding chunk plays to an offense or return game in need of some juice.
Strengths
  • Tremendous deep speed who devours coverage cushion with his initial push into routes
  • Warrants additional attention from safeties no matter where he lines up
  • Explosive speed can turns slants and crossing routes into long touchdowns
  • Separation comes easily for him
  • Could thrive with NFL option routes
  • Carries athletic ability into body adjustments and catches
  • Sinks into soft spots in the zone
  • Shows some focus to secure the throw when working middle
  • Has ability to add impact as returner
  • Averaged 31.5 yards per kick return in limited 2017 role with one touchdown
Weaknesses
  • Spindly frame
  • Play strength is lacking
  • Asked to run basic routes that kept most action short
  • Called a "scheme talent" by scouts questioning his ability to make the jump to pro ball
  • Inconsistent route pace
  • Struggles to play through contact and keep his route on schedule
  • Below average on contested catches
  • Free-runner in college and has to prove he can handle physical corners as a pro
  • Not very tough
  • Disappointing with willingness to give in to tacklers on his runs after the catch

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league