Predicting where Deshaun Watson will go in the first-round of the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday night is nearly hopeless.
Watson might go first overall, he might slip into the second round. If a suitor fails to materialize in the early going of the first round, though, keep an eye out for the Texans to snatch him up as their quarterback of the future.
Ian Rapoport is reporting that Watson had an “overwhelmingly positive” meeting with the Houston brass today.
If Deshaun Watson is there in late 1, keep an eye on the #Texans. His visit was overwhelmingly positive for all. He loved it, team did, too.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 26, 2017
In recent memory, teams have reached deep and overdrafted at the quarterback position. Despite everything that is being said, don’t be surprised if it happens again this season; Watson could very well be gone within the first ten picks.
The Texans, who currently hold the No. 25 pick, might need to trade up to grab him earlier if they’ve become that enamored with him, though. With so many moving parts for the movers and shakers of NFL teams ahead of the draft, it’s unclear how determined they are to bring Watson into the fold.
If the season started today, Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden would be battling it out for first team reps, not an ideal duo if you’re looking to make good on a rushing attack that features Lamar Miller in his prime.
There is an obvious need for a player like Watson in Houston, but can they swing the deal to snatch him up.
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