Texans 7-round mock draft with Deshaun Watson trade scenario
By Cory Kinnan
The Houston Texans are the talk of the town at this point in the offseason. After hiring Nick Caserio at general manager, a move that was not advised by the search committee, superstar quarterback Deshaun Watson has now been disgruntled to the point of wanting out of Houston. Not just that, but former head coach Bill O’Brien has cap strapped the team, and traded away their first and second round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
However, should the Texans deal Watson, they will be back in the game as far as the draft is concerned as they should be able to recoup their first, and probably second round pick back (plus more). Caserio and whomever their new head coach will be certainly have their work cut out for them as they seek to dig out of the hole that O’Brien and Jack Easterby have dug.
In this 2021 NFL Mock Draft, the Texans look to jumpstart their rebuild, starting with a trade of Watson as his future in Houston looks gloomy to say the least.
Texans get picks back in simulated trade
In this mock draft, the Texans have dealt Watson to his preferred destination in the Miami Dolphins. Funny enough, the Dolphins are the team that currently holds the Texans’ first two picks in the 2021 NFL Draft. In this simulation, the Texans not only get their picks back (third overall and 36th overall), but the Texans also receiver quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Miami’s 2022 first round pick.
How will the Texans capitalize in this mock draft now with the third and 36th overall pick back in their possession?