Houston Texans 1st round plans rumored to hinge on Davis Mills’ success

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Which direction should the Houston Texans go in the first round?

Thats the question for this Houston Texans team ever since being eliminated from the playoffs.  Which side gets fixed first, offense or defense? One analyst offered some insight to where Nick Caserio might go.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the entire direction of the first round would be based on how well rookie quarterback Davis Mills plays. Basically if Mills succeeds, the Texans are reportedly going to go defense. Guys like Kayvon Thibodeaux or Aidan Hutchinson would be realistic options.

However if Mills were to struggle, then the option of taking a quarterback with their first round pick would be more likely, Kenny Pickett, C.J. Stroud, lead the chances at their 3rd overall selection.

Counting on Davis Mills to be successful for the Houston Texans is wishful thinking

When Mills was named the starter the rest of the season due to the fact that David Culley thinks he’s the team’s best chance to win, that’s putting a lot of faith into a rookie passer. Mills is winless this year, and currently has a 7:8 TD to INT ratio. Until Mills delivers a win, then there’s no reason to have a good amount of faith in him.

Yes, Mills is a rookie and is trying to navigate a sinking ship. However saying that Mills gives the team the best chance to win, coupled with Schefter’s report, it gives the me the signal that the Texans are going to stick with Mills regardless of what happens.

The chances of a Deshaun Watson trade are very unlikely. And if Mills does win a few games, then the chances are that a defensive player will be selected in the first round. But why do that when Houston has one of the worst offenses in the league?

It’s the latest installment of weirdness that Caserio and Culley are going through. Let’s see how it plays out over the next few months.

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