Meet Will Fuller, former WR from Notre Dame and future Texan. Fuller was picked #21st overall in the 1st round of the draft, after a quick 1-spot trade up from 22 with the Washington Redskins, at the price of a 2017 6th round pick.. Fuller adds speed and a vertical game downfield to complement DeAndre Hopkins on offense.
Fuller was 1 of 4 WRs taken in the 1st round, and the 2nd WR off the board. Others drafted in the 1st round include Corey Coleman, drafted 15th to the Cleveland Browns, Josh Doctson, drafted 22nd to the Washington Redskins, and Laquon Treadwell, drafted 23rd to the Minnesota Vikings.
Rounds 2-3 of the 2016 NFL Draft will commence tonight, followed by rounds 4-7 on Saturday. Texans will likely be in the hunt for some offensive line help, defensive end or tight end help this evening. Likely, safety and more o-line help will come on Saturday, and don’t be surprised if a kicker’s folded in as well. Full evaluation to come after the draft.
Congratulations, Will Fuller, and welcome to the NFL!