Houston Texans: 4 biggest winners from the 2019 NFL Draft
1. Deshaun Watson and protection from the offensive line
The Houston Texans’ front office did what they felt was best during the 2019 NFL Draft to help the overall play of franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson as he is coming off a regular season where he was sacked 62 times, and he was also sacked three times in the playoff game.
As stated many times before, not all of the sacks were the fault of the offensive line, but Watson was hurried too much as well, so with the Texans using three of their first four picks in the draft for two offensive linemen and a tight end, the Texans showed they were serious about surrounding Watson with players who eventually will help him.
Watson might have to survive another season of more pressure than he would like on passing plays, but the hope of the Texans is Tytus Howard, Max Scharping and tight end Kahale Warring are the correct players selected to help the Texans reach the next level of their progression.
Having some new options to block for Watson, plus a tight end who compares to former standout NFL tight end Todd Heap, Watson should be considered a winner for the Texans following the draft as an attempt was made to improve what was a struggling offensive line.