Texans believe Kyle Fuller is versatile enough to play guard

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Kyle Fuller could develop into a good player for the Houston Texans.

Many people were surprised to see the Texans use their 7th round pick in this year’s NFL draft on former Baylor center Kyle Fuller.

It turns out that Houston believes Fuller is versatile enough to play offensive guard as well as center.

From Patrick Starr of State of the Texans:

"“When we just sat there and talked about this one there were some really good candidates up there for us at various positions, but I think one thing that put us over the top with him in talking to Rick (Smith) was his versatility on the inside,” O’Brien said of Fuller. “His ability to come in and be able to compete for a backup job at the guard spot in addition to the center spot.”"

With Nick Martin and Greg Mancz already ahead of Fuller on the depth chart at center, it would only make sense for the Texans to draft him if they felt like he could help out at guard as well.

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Fuller does agree that he’s a versatile player.

"“I think I bring versatility, for sure. I’m a big, physical guy,” Fuller said of his game. “I’m a guy who likes to get out there and work every single day. Obviously I’m going to come in and I’m going to learn and I’m going to do what I need to do to get out there on the field.”"

The great thing about a player like Fuller is that he already has the size and length to play in the NFL.  The things he needs to improve on, like his athleticism, can get better as time goes on with the right coaching and training.

Comment below and tell us whether you think Fuller can develop into a starter at some point during his career.