August 13, 2011; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Lestar Jean (18) during training camp practice at Methodist Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE

Can Lestar Jean Be a Breakout Player for the Texans?


Two seasons ago, the Houston Texans had a huge vacancy at the running back position, but there was some guy named Arian Foster who looked like he would emerge from the group and make an impact. As the offseason wore on and second round pick Ben Tate got injured, the door opened for Foster to erupt and he flew through it and never looked back.

Now, the time has come again for the next man to step up for the Houston Texans, who have a huge vacancy at the number two receiver position and really have for a while.

That player could definitely be second year player and another former undrafted free agent, Florida Atlantic product Lestar Jean. He was a pretty productive college receiver who is a fairly average athlete with good size and solid speed. What he gives the Texans is another potential playmaker on the other side of Andre Johnson, but his development is uncertain at this point.

In August of 2011, Jean was placed on injured reserve with the Texans after going undrafted, but there are some who have high hopes. Adam Schefter recently said he or rookie DeVier Posey could break out this season, and I have to agree. It’s time–despite all the injuries in Houston–for another receiver to establish himself as the second big time playmaker on the team.

It’s certainly a lot to expect from a former undrafted player, but Jean has the skill and the open window to make it happen and become a star.

Tags: 2011 NFL Draft Arian Foster Houston Texans Lestar Jean