Rick Smith and Bill O’Brien have now wrapped up their 2017 NFL Draft by selecting Kyle Fuller in the seventh and final round. Fuller hails from a high octane Baylor offense that has yet to produce a single productive lineman at the NFL level (despite several attempts by teams to mold them). As far as technical development is concerned, he is as raw as raw can be, and he will be transitioning into a Bill O’Brien system that has virtually nothing in common with what he experienced in the Big XII.
In short, I am glad that Fuller will not be depended on to start early in his career. His length for the position certainly makes him draftable, but in no way, shape, or form do I want him taking any meaningful snaps for the Texans in 2017. He is that far away from being ready.
Here is what the 2017 Texans’ Draft Class looks like as we roll through the last few picks of the afternoon.
Round 1 (Pick 12): Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
Round 2 (Pick 57): Zach Cunningham, ILB, Vanderbilt
Round 3 (pick 89): D’Onta Foreman, RB, Texas
Round 4 (pick 130): Julie’n Davenport, OT, Bucknell
Round 4 (pick 142): Carlos Watkins, DT, Clemson
Round 5 (pick 169): Treston DeCoud, CB/S, Oregon State
Round 7 (pick 243): Kyle Fuller, C, Baylor