Who will be the Houston Texans offensive MVP in 2016?
Will Fuller, WR
The theme for the Texans draft was easy to see, they wanted to add speed to the offense. They did so with their first pick in Will Fuller, their third pick in Braxton Miller and their fourth pick in running back Tyler Ervin. Of those three, Fuller has the best chance to start for the team from day one.
Weight: 186 Pounds
Receptions: 144 (Notre Dame)
Receiving yards: 2,512 (Notre Dame)
Receiving TDs: 30 (Notre Dame)
Fuller was explosive for the Fighting Irish as he recorded 29 of his 30 career touchdowns during his final two seasons in South Bend. Now he comes to Houston with the task of taking the top off of defenses while relieving the pressure on Hopkins, who had to do too much on his own last year.
With veteran Nate Washington gone, Fuller now just has to beat out Cecil Shorts III (who recently took a pay-cut to stay in Houston) and Jaelen Strong (who saw very limited action as a rookie in 2015) to be a starting wide out.
Fuller most likely will start out as the third receiver, but that means he will be on the field a lot for the Texans. He probably won’t be the most consistent player in year one as he adapts to the speed of the NFL, but he should be able to make his share of highlight reel plays.
Those plays won’t be enough to make him the team MVP though.
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