Houston gave out a bunch of money in the offseason with quarterback Brock Osweiler and running back Lamar Miller. They added some athletic pieces around them with wide receivers Will Fuller and Braxton Miller. Fuller can open up the whole field thanks to his speed and route running. Miller was, personally, one of my favorite players in the draft. He can be a special player if he continues to develop as a receiver. At running back they got a third round back that compliments Miller. He's a big play athlete who can break big plays. Safety K.J. Dillon is a player who you could play in the slot or drop back in zone. He was a smart pick in the fifth round. Houston needed a nose tackle and got a good one in D.J. Reader in the fifth round.
—Dan Kadar, SB Nation
Fuller was arguably the most feared wide receiver in all of college football in 2015, if only for his reputation for instantaneously flipping the field. To put it simply, there's fast, and then there's Will Fuller fast. In fact, calling Fuller merely "fast" is almost an insult to his actual speed - that's how damn dangerous he is. Critics point to Fuller's rather diminutive frame and questionable hands as reasons not to draft him in the first round, but his combination of speed, fluidity, and quickness out of breaks might just be rare enough to be worth the risk.
The Texans turned to bolstering their offense early in the NFL draft by trading up to select Martin.
Miller is expected to immediately compete for the "starting" slot receiver spot with Cecil Shorts and Jaelen Strong, but with his unique background there is a chance he could see some snaps at running back and wildcat quarterback as well. At this point I have no idea how Bill O'Brien is supposed to get all of these weapons on the field at the same time, but I honestly don't even care anymore. This team needed to score more points to make any strides in 2016, and now they have the means to do so.
Ervin seems to be a carbon copy of Akeem Hunt, the undrafted second-year runningback the Texans picked up late in the season last year. Height, weight and 40 time are all nearly identical. Is this a bad thing? Not at all.
After the Texans addressed some needs on offense, they finally, in the fifth round, turned their attention to the defense. As a result, K.J. Dillon is now a Houston Texan. What does this mean? It means that the Quintin Demps era in Houston could be coming to a close.
The Texans, not content with J.J. Watt and K.J. Dillon, have added another member of the Texans initialed player society by taking D.J. Reader. This makes plenty of sense, since Jared Crick departed.