3. Will Fuller, WR
The Houston Texans used their first round selection this year on wide out Will Fuller, and it looks like that was a solid pick. He caught just one pass for four yards in the opening game, but was the featured player on offense against the Saints.
Fuller got going early and wound up with four receptions for 73 yards. He also was the player who scored the lone touchdown in the game.
During the first quarter Houston took advantage of a special team turnover with a short field score. The drive was capped off with a beautiful pass that landed right in Fuller’s hands as he had the slightest step on his corner.
Later in the game he had a shot at another touchdown, but he and quarterback Brock Osweiler just missed one another. The following play was a fourth-down effort where again Osweiler was looking for Fuller, but the pass was picked off.
It was a great day for the youngster, and a far cry from his quiet performance against San Francisco. Fuller looks like he is quickly developing into a trustworthy second receiver.
Pairing him with Pro Bowler DeAndre Hopkins could give Houston one of the best receiving duos in the league if Saturday was a true indication of things to come.
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