The Houston Texans decided to draft Will Fuller out of the University of Notre Dame with their first round selection so that they can take some of the attention off of DeAndre Hopkins. The selection of Fuller could become a nightmare for opposing teams in the AFC South. In his final season with the Fighting Irish, Fuller led all receivers with 1,258 yards and 12 touchdown receptions.
The presence of Will Fuller could take some of the pressure off of the Texans number one go-to guy DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins tweeted the statement “Ain’t no more double teams baby” when the Texans decided to select Will Fuller in the first round.
I fully understand his excitement about the team drafting Fuller, but he needs to be concerned about how his new starting quarterback Brock Osweiler’s ability to deliver the football to Fuller if Hopkins is consistently double teamed. Hopkins had to endure the musical chair fiasco that head coach Bill O’Brien played in regards to the quarterback position in Houston.
The team would pay the full consequences of that when they suffered a 30-0 beat down by the Kansas City Chiefs in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs last season. The weapons are there for Osweiler to succeed in Houston, he will be playing on a fast track and will not have to deal with the harsh weather conditions of Mile High, which I think affected his accuracy when he played home games with the Broncos.
Will Fuller is capable of becoming the home run hitter that the Texans need him to be to keep the pressure off of DeAndre Hopkins. On any other team, I believe he’s capable of being the number one option at the wide receiver position. The Texans would not stop with the selection of Will Fuller so that the team could have a viable second option at the receiver position.
In the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, they would pick quarterback turned wide receiver Braxton Miller out of The Ohio State University. Miller, who is listed at 6’2, 201 pounds could be an even deadlier threat than Will Fuller. Braxton Miller showed flashes of how dangerous; he can be at the wide receiver position during his final season in a Buckeyes uniform.
If head coach Bill O’Brien, can come up with a game plan on how to use all three wide receivers on the field at the same time, it could pay huge dividends for Brock Osweiler and the Texans offense.
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