Houston Texans: How do firings affect draft strategy?

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The Houston Texans could choose “chaos” when it comes to their draft plan

Trading Deshaun Watson has been what the NFL world has been waiting on for nearly a calendar year at this point. There’s been tons of speculation of where he might land, including a ranking of seven different destinations that we wrote about during the regular season.

There could also be a handful of teams that could be trade partners with the Houston Texans. Whether they’re quarterback-needy teams like Denver or a team that’s fighting to keep its championship window open like Arizona, the possibilities are endless.

Trading back, of course, gets you more picks, and you never know when a big trade will happen that gets you a ton of picks (specifically the Falcons-Browns trade that brought Julio Jones to Atlanta).

If Houston doesn’t trade back and they keep their first-round pick, it will be the first time since the 2019 NFL Draft that Houston will have picked in the first 32 picks. That goes to show how crucial this situation is.

Mess this up, and it could be another three to five years of rebuilding, something that Texans fans don’t really have the patience for after everything that’s happened to them.

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