Deshaun Watson, Zach Cunningham at head of Texans' rookie class

The Texans think they've found their franchise QB with DeShaun Watson. Shanna Lockwood/USA TODAY Sports

Here's a look at the first-half impact of the Houston Texans' draft class:

Deshaun Watson, QB, first round: The quarterback played about as well as the Texans could have hoped for after relieving Tom Savage at halftime of the season opener before he tore his ACL just before the midseason mark. Although the Texans will be without Watson the rest of the season, Houston has found its franchise quarterback after trading up 13 spots in the first round. Grade: Near perfection

Zach Cunningham, ILB, second round: Cunningham was thrust into a starting role after Brian Cushing was suspended before Week 2 and has shown he is a good tackler. Coach Bill O’Brien has praised Cunningham for his play. Grade: Above average

D’Onta Foreman, RB, third round: Foreman has proven to be a very good downhill runner and is clearly capable of making a big play. He has said he’s frustrated with himself for a few yards and plays that he has left on the field, but the Texans have a great one-two punch with Foreman and starter Lamar Miller. Grade: Average

JuliĆ©n Davenport, OT, fourth round: Davenport was expected to take some time to develop. The Texans have started to ease him into games, and he has been able to hold his own. After the Texans traded Duane Brown and Chris Clark was dealing with a calf injury, Davenport started for Houston on Sunday against the Colts. O'Brien said the rookie "hung in there and "did some decent things.” Grade: Average

Carlos Watkins, DT, fourth round: Watkins did not play in four of the first five games, but played 41 percent of the defensive snaps in Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks. He could see more time as the Texans’ defensive line continues to deal with injuries. Grade: Incomplete

Treston Decoud, CB, fifth round: Decoud has been OK, but he hasn’t had many opportunities to play, even with 2015 first-round pick Kevin Johnson out for five weeks with a sprained MCL. Barring another huge injury or two, the Texans don’t expect Decoud to have a huge impact in 2017. Grade: Below average

Kyle Fuller, C, seventh round: When the Texans drafted Fuller, they already had two good centers on the roster, Nick Martin and Greg Mancz. They like Fuller's versatility, but he has been inactive for four of the first seven games. Grade: Incomplete