2016 Texans draft: Quarterback Jeff Driskel
Louisiana Tech QB Jeff Driskel may not be the hot name fans are looking for, but could be be the answer to the Houston Texans issues at the position?
When the Houston Texans are on the board with their 22nd pick, the big names at quarterback will most likely be long gone. That leaves the team with the question of whether to draft based on their board and get a talented player regardless of position, or reach and take a quarterback too early out of desperation.
If they decide to take the best player available approach, fans may have to settle once again for a mid-to-late-round pick at the position that Houston hasn’t been able to fix ever. Unfortunately, barring a huge trade up, this could be reality.
That doesn’t mean there won’t be a player they can find to groom as their potential starter, it just may take longer than expected.
One such player who has the tools to potentially succeed is Louisiana Tech’s Jeff Driskel. The 6-foot-3 230 pounder transferred to LA Tech after starting his collegiate career with the Florida Gators, where he showed only some of his potential.
Things looked to come together for him during his senior season as he threw for 4,026 yards with 27 touchdowns and just eight interceptions.
The Texans, and apparently 25 other teams, have already met with Driskel according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, and things went well says Driskel.
"“I don’t remember a meeting that didn’t go well,” Driskel said. “They just want to know your story and hear it from you. They want to hear what happened in the past and get to know you.”"
The hope still is to find a guy who can step in and play immediately for the Texans, but if those players are gone before Houston is on the board, someone like Driskel could be an interesting possibility.