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NFL World Reacts To Texans' Big Surprise At No. 3

A closeup of a Houston Texans helmet.

HOUSTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 26: A view of the helmet sticker honoring Robert C. McNair, the late owner of the Houston Texans, is shown prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium on November 26, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

We have our first real surprise of the night at the NFL Draft.

The Houston Texans threw everyone a curveball and selected cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. with the third overall pick.

He's set to be a starter right away for the Texans as he was arguably the best defensive back in this draft.

It didn't take long for the NFL world to react to this pick.

Stingley Jr. played three seasons at LSU. His best season came in 2019 as a freshman when he finished with 38 total tackles (31 solo), six interceptions, and 15 passes defended.

He also had a strong sophomore campaign in 2020 when he racked up 27 total tackles (19 solo), one forced fumble, and five passes defended.

He finished his junior season with eight total tackles (six solo), plus one forced fumble before he got banged up and had limited playing time.

Stingley Jr. looks set to be a stud for many years to come down in Houston.