Will Fuller, WR, first round: The receiver led Houston with four catches and a touchdown on eight targets in the team's second preseason game against the Saints. He is competing with receiver Jaelen Strong for the starting spot across from Pro Bowler DeAndre Hopkins. Expect him to continue to get plenty of looks in Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Nick Martin, C, second round: Martin impressed head coach Bill O'Brien early in camp, but he has recently dealt with injuries. Martin was listed as the starter at center on the team's first unofficial depth chart but then missed a week of practice with a back injury. Martin came back for three practices, and injured his ankle in the Texans' joint practice with the Saints. O'Brien said surgery is a possibility, but his ankle is still being evaluated.
Braxton Miller, WR, third round: The Texans are deep at receiver, but Miller has started the first two games in the slot. O'Brien said he is happy with the former Ohio State quarterback's his ability to learn the complex Texans' offense, calling him a "good learner" and a "hard worker."
Tyler Ervin, RB, fourth round: Ervin looked good in practice but has had difficulties in the Texans' first two preseason games. He muffed a punt on his first return in the preseason opener against the 49ers. Against the Saints, he had just two carries for 5 yards and 23 returns yards on four returns. Expect O'Brien to give him more opportunities on special teams against the Cardinals.
KJ Dillon, S, fifth round: Dillion is competing for playing time in an experienced secondary, but he did make a few plays against the Saints, registering four tackles in the game. The West Virginia product is currently listed behind Quintin Demps, Eddie Pleasant and Kurtis Drummond at strong safety on the depth chart.
D.J. Reader, DT, fifth round: Reader had his presence felt against New Orleans, finishing with three tackles. Vince Wilfork, the starting nose tackle, spoke highly of him, saying, "He has a passion for the game. He's very smart, very intelligent. That's one of the things I was very surprised with by him, is how intelligent he is on and off the football field."