Houston Texans add questions at QB by drafting Deshaun Watson – AFC South – Houston Texans News

Houston Texans add questions at QB by drafting Deshaun Watson – AFC South – Houston Texans News

The Houston Texans ended their offseason program on June 14. Here’s a look at how they fared:

Offseason grade: The Texans will enter training camp with more question marks than they had when they ended last season. They made a big move to trade quarterback Brock Osweiler, named Tom Savage their starter — for now at least — and drafted the player they hope is the quarterback of their future, Deshaun Watson. But while trading up to the No. 12 pick to draft Watson was an exciting move, he might not have a huge impact on the Texans in 2017 if Savage wins the quarterback competition during training camp. The Texans also lost quite a few pieces during free agency, including defensive starters cornerback A.J. Bouye, safety Quintin Demps and outside linebacker John Simon. Houston did not replace any of the three with free-agent signings and also failed to fix its offensive line. The unit struggled last season and does not have a set starter at right tackle after the Texans put Derek Newton on injured reserve. The Texans still return the majority of last season’s No. 1 defense, but it remains to be seen whether they have made enough improvements to an offense that struggled so much in 2016. Grade: C

Move I liked: Drafting Watson was a huge risk, and like most draft prospects, the Texans won’t know for a few years whether the move was worth the high price tag. But the Texans have not had a stellar quarterback in the franchise’s 15 seasons, and general manager Rick Smith clearly wanted to change that. By swinging for the fences and drafting Watson, Houston hopes to end the trend of quarterback troubles, as it has used eight…

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