As expected, LSU All-American strong safety Jamal Adams heard his name called quickly in tonight's 2017 NFL Draft order, with the New York Jets, as many expected, taking him sixth overall.
Fournette amassed 843 rushing yards and eight touchdowns in 2016 despite missing three games.
The Texans open the season at NRG Stadium against the Jaguars on September 10th and face the Jaguars on the road on December 17th.
At 6-foot-1, 240 pounds (NFL combine weight) and with 4.51 speed, Fournette is every bit the physical nightmare - though possibly not as shifty - as Taylor was back in the day. He'll now come into OTAs and battle both Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon for positioning on the Jaguars depth chart.
Still, he has the speed and athleticism to lessen some hits and run over would-be defenders. Quarterback Blake Bortles enters his fourth season with mounting pressure to perform after a miserable third year. Fournette also was one of three SEC players in the top six, as Texas A&M's Myles Garrett went first overall.
"We need playmakers, we need people to put the ball in the end zone", said Coughlin.
Expect to see Fournette live up to the hype and help turn the Jaguars' franchise around. The same city his father was drafted in back in the 1980s, albeit for the Giants.