2018 Chiefs Draft Prospect
Name: Keke Coutee
Position: Wide Receiver
School: Texas Tech
Coutee looks like Tyreek Hill, because Coutee just likes a shifty, dynamic skills player. Coutee can become a Swiss Army knife for the team that decides to select him. Also, like Tyreek, Coutee does a great job of making defenders look silly. Coutee’s burning speed will make him one of the top candidates for possibly the fastest forty yard dash at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine.
We all know that receivers are supposed to catch passes with their hands. But, Coutee consistently uses his hands to haul passes in, whether it be on deep routes, out routes, or crossers.
One thing that is very noticeable on Coutee’s tape is how he is always trying to score. If Coutee has to make a tough catch or if he makes a catch in traffic, he immediately runs up the field. He possesses speed and bounce, but Coutee doesn’t waste anytime dancing to try and gain unnecessary yards. Coutee is also very deceptive, and knows when to try and fake out the defensive backs with a shimmy or shake. Coutee’s a shorter guy, but he doesn’t let that disallow him to try and outmuscle and outdo defenders.
It was fun watching Coutee’s tape, because that offered more opportunities to watch Patrick Mahomes on tape as well. That is also a nice reason to assume Coutee would fit in nicely with the Chiefs. Coutee played with Mahomes at Texas Tech for two seasons. The Chiefs seem stacked at wide receiver, but if Albert Wilson is gone after free agency, Coutee fits. Like Wilson, Coutee’s stature allows him to be shifty enough in his routes to where it looks like he is doing so much more than he really is. Texas Tech also used Coutee in many different forms, so the Chiefs would be able to stick him anywhere they want on the offense. The Chiefs could line up Tyreek and Coutee in the backfield. Either that run double verticals with those two burners.