Texans trade up to draft Deshaun Watson
The Houston Texans get a top quarterback in Deshaun Watson.
The Texans have surprised us all and traded up to acquire the 12th overall pick in order to draft Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson.
With quarterbacks Mitchell Trubisky and Patrick Mahomes going in the top 10 the Texans could either hold out hope that they would end up with a good quarterback with the 25th overall pick or make a move to ensure they get someone they can develop into a franchise quarterback.
Houston made the smart move and traded up for a player in Watson that is a natural leader and a guy that works his tail off.
The Texans gave up their first round pick in this year’s draft (25th overall) and next year’s first round pick as well to move up for Watson.
That’s quite a deal to move up 13 spots.
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As I pointed out this week, for the Texans to trade up this high they would have to give up about four draft picks to do so, according to the draft value chart.
My guess is that since the Browns already have the Texans’ second rounder next year from the Brock Osweiler trade, it made it easier to get this deal done.
It will be interesting to see if at some point this coming season Watson ends up starting over Tom Savage.
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