Chris Conley couldn't muster a single compliment for the Texans' rookie class. He had to be honest in his scouting report.
Where the rookies fell short in the estimation of the veteran wide receiver: their distinct lack of melody during a 'Happy Birthday' song for Texans coach David Culley, who celebrated his 66th birthday Friday.
“There is no good singer in our rookie group," Conley said. "It’s actually surprising. Typically, in a draft class, there is one person who is talented. This is a first for me.
“Who is the worst? Pretty much all of them. They are pretty bad. They are actually really terrible.”
Conley noted that the rookies aren't improving despite several attempts to get into harmony. It's simply bad.
“I mean at this point we have heard them sing a bunch of times," Conley said. "That’s why we keep making them do it.”
Traditionally, rookies are good at this kind of thing.
"For some reason this year all of them wanted to sing and they were all terrible," Conley said. "But in the past, we have had guys go up there and do comedy sketches, we’ve had guys go up there and dance, sing. And they were actually legitimately good at what they were doing. This year, I am glad they are good at football.”
Aaron Wilson has covered the NFL for 20 years and has previously written for The Houston Chronicle and The Baltimore Sun. He’s on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL and Instagram: @aaronwilson7128