The outcome of this game could significantly change the Houston Texans’ plans in the future.
Seeing that the Jaguars are three-point favorites this weekend, the Texans could be moving up the draft order with a loss. However, barring any weird tiebreaker, the Jaguars would have one more win than the Texans do.
Adam Schefter reported on Sunday that the Texans would base their first-round selection based on Mills’s success (or failure). If Mills does well, a defensive player will be the pick and vice versa.
Whereas the Jaguars could play themselves out of the second-overall spot, and If we go by the earlier prediction that the Jaguars will win their next two games, they could be as low as the fifth-overall spot. When these teams are as bad as they are, one pick could change everything.
Earlier this year, I examined if the Houston Texans made the right choice in 2006 when they took Mario Williams over Reggie Bush. The same question can be asked when Jacksonville chose Blaine Gabbert over J.J. Watt in the 2011 draft.
If Mills fails and the Texans want to draft a quarterback, they’ll have to choose from a class that doesn’t bring much excitement as other classes have done in the past.