Did the Texans get better in 2017?
The last two seasons for the Houston Texans have been one of the best two-year spans in franchise history.
In both 2015 and 2016, the Texans went 9-7, won the AFC South division title and made it to the playoffs. In 2015, they were knocked out in the Wild Card round by the Kansas City Chiefs and in 2016 they advanced and were knocked out in the Divisional round of the playoffs by the New England Patriots.
Now, entering the 2017 season, the Texans are looking forward to big things in the Lone Star state.
The first part of winning a Super Bowl in 2017 begins in free agency. Nine-year pro, safety Quintin Demps agreed to a deal with the Chicago Bears, and three others signed with other teams.
After free agency, the Texans moved their sights on phase two: The 2017 NFL Draft.
Thanks to the Cleveland Browns willingness , the Texans’ first pick was quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Then, in the second round, the Texans selected a linebacker from Vanderbilt by the name of Zach Cunningham.
By drafting Cunningham, the Texans’ defense looks like it could be more fierce this season.
To help out Watson, the Texans drafted University of Texas running back D’Onta Foreman. Even though he is only 6-feet tall, you can expect him to squeeze through some holes and help this Texans team score some touchdowns as a rookie.
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Moving ahead in the 2017 NFL draft, the Texans had two picks in the fourth round. With the first pick, the Houston drafted offensive tackle Julie’ Davenport, while with the second pick they went with defensive tackle Carlos Watkins. With the addition of Davenport, whoever is at quarterback for Houston could end up having some much needed protection if he ends up starting.
University of Baylor center Kyler Fuller was drafted in the fifth round and is hoping to start the first game of the season. Their quest for the Super Bowl begins on September 10th against the Jacksonville Jaguars at home.
With the additions the Texans made this past offseason, have they improved? Comment below.