Why Texans wanted QB Deshaun Watson

From the moment, Bill O’Brien and Rick Smith met the 6-2, 221-pound national championship winner, they knew Deshaun Watson was a good fit for Houston.
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47 minutes ago

Bill O’Brien, Rick Smith say Tom Savage is the starter

The Texans made a big move up the draft board on Thursday night when they sent their 2018 first-round pick to the Browns for the chance to use the 12th overall pick on quarterback Deshaun Watson. Houston had already sent their 2018 second-round pick to Cleveland as a way to erase Brock Osweiler from their…
Via Pro Football Talk
58 minutes ago

Texans players react to drafting Deshaun Watson

Spoiler alert: DeAndre Hopkins could not be happier Texans players, coaches, and fans are all (mostly) ecstatic about the Texans trading up for Deshaun Watson in the first round. Even Watson himself can hardly contain his excitement. Here are just some of their immediate reactions tonight in the wake of the potentially franchise-changing move by Rick Smith and Bill O’Brien. To...
Via Battle Red Blog
1 hour ago

Houston Texans trade up to get QB Deshaun Watson

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Alabama players shocked Deshaun Watson not first quarterback taken

Deshaun Watson was the third quarterback taken in Thursday’s NFL Draft and that was surprising to a few Alabama players.Watson played in two consecutive national championship games, leading Clemson to a victory and second national title in the most recent one earlier this year. In both games, the Tigers faced off against the Crimson Tide. On Thursday, three Alabama players –...
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Watson Solves Houston's Problem

Deshaun Watson put together a legendary national title performance against Alabama, and while Mitchell Trubisky and Patrick Mahomes were picked ahead of him, on Thursday night he gave the Houston Texans the best quarterback in the NFL Draft.
Via Sports On Earth
2 hours ago

JJ Watt welcomes Deshaun Watson to Texans

The Houston Texans have a new quarterback in Clemson signal caller Deshaun Watson. Two stars — J.J. Watt and Deandre Hopkins — took to Twitter to welcome him.The defensive lineman was the first to reach out. Shortly thereafter, Hopkins, a man who should soon be well acquainted with Watson, made his excitement known. That’s certainly nice for the incoming rookie to see. The...
Via Sportsnaut
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

2017 NFL Draft Live: First Round (Part III)

The Texans are likely done for the night, but the conversation continues on BRB. Thanks to an enormous trade that means the Texans do not have a first or second round pick next year, Deshaun Watson is now a Houston Texan. Are you pumped that the Texans added a quarterback in the first round for the first time since their inaugural season? Think the cost of trading up for Watson...
Via Battle Red Blog
3 hours ago

Players react to Deshaun Watson pick

After Houston selected Deshaun Watson with its first-round pick, Texans players reacted on social media.
Via HoustonTexans.com
3 hours ago

Texans trade up with Browns for Deshaun Watson

The Houston Texans missed out on Patrick Mahomes so they did the next best thing: traded up to the 12th pick and took Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson. In exchange, the Browns nabbed Houston’s first rounder this year and their first rounder next season. The Texans desperately needed a quarterback, so it’s tough to criticize them for this. In all, Watson might not have been...
Via Sportsnaut
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

2017 NFL Draft Grades: Houston Texans Trade Up For Deshaun Watson

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4 hours ago

2017 NFL Draft Results Live: First Round

Follow the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft as it happens live, along with the overreactions of Texans fans, on Battle Red Blog. After months of waiting—really, it’s kind of the football fan’s version of pregnancy and feels like almost as long—the 2017 NFL Draft has arrived. Thanks to their loss in the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs, your Houston Texans are currently...
Via Battle Red Blog
5 hours ago

Houston Texans NFL draft picks: 2017 round-by-round results, grades

Via FOX Sports
8 hours ago

With the 25th overall pick, the Houston Texans will take…

I got a feeling the Houston Texans won’t get a quarterback until the second round of this year’s NFL draft. Let me be clear. This is not who I want the Texans to take in the first round. Instead this is who I’m predicting Houston will use the 25th overall pick on. So let’s get […] With the 25th overall pick, the Houston Texans will take… - Toro Times - Toro Times - A...
Via Toro Times
14 hours ago

Report: Texans interested in Georgia offensive lineman Tyler Catalina

Houston Texans looking to bolster their offensive line. With the 2017 NFL draft just hours away from kicking off, the Texans are showing interest in a former Georgia offensive lineman. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Texans are interested in former Georgia offensive guard Tyler Catalina. Texans displaying interest in Georgia […] Report: Texans interested...
Via Toro Times
15 hours ago

The Morning Fix: Reuben Foster an option for the Texans? and more

Good morning Houston! We can all rejoice. The NFL draft is finally here and we have plenty of Houston Texans news for you. It’s nice that the Texans love DeShaun Watson, but the odds of him falling to them are not good. I’m also glad to hear that the Texans won’t be reaching for a […] The Morning Fix: Reuben Foster an option for the Texans? and more - Toro Times - Toro Times...
Via Toro Times
15 hours ago

Report: Watson had extremely ‘positive’ meeting with Texans

Deshaun Watson is hoping to be chosen early in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday. But even if he tumbles down the board a bit, it doesn’t sound like there is much risk of the former Clemson star falling out of the first round entirely.According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Houston Texans recently had an “overwhelmingly positive” meeting with Watson and could...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Report: Texans could show interest in Jay Cutler after draft

With news that Jay Cutler is in fact looking to return to the NFL field this upcoming season, not much has changed as it relates to draft plans for quarterback-needy teams this week.Though, at least one report suggests that the Houston Texans would show interest in Cutler should they fail to land a quarterback early in the upcoming draft. Houston has been linked to Cutler since it...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft do’s and don’ts for the Houston Texans

On Thursday, the NFL Draft rolls into Philadelphia and some teams have a lot riding on it. The Houston Texans, in my opinion, need this draft desperately. After a few years of inconsistent and non-existent quarterbacks, they have a big opportunity to lock down a franchise player. They also have the opportunity to drastically improve their offensive line or their secondary that could...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans will have a draft pick announced from outer space

Here’s a new one—the 2017 NFL Draft will have a pick announced from outer space.Having late-round picks done by notable guests isn’t anything new to the NFL draft.Having picks come in from out of this world certainly is.According to Pro Football Talk’s Michael David Smith, astronauts will call in the picks during Day 3 of the draft:Houston is home of the Johnson Space Center...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Mahomes thinks Bill O’Brien is impressed with him

The love affair between Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien and quarterback Patrick Mahomes is real.Mahomes admitted that he got the sense O’Brien was appreciative of his football IQ and personality when he took his private visit with the Texans.“I feel like a lot of coaches like me, but especially coach O’Brien. I think my personality and how real I am, those are things beyond...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Six first round targets for the Houston Texans

The NFL Draft is just about a week away and for a team that sat on the sidelines for free agency, it’s crucial that the Houston Texans perform well in the draft. Whoever they take in the first round will all but certainly start this season and become a key member of the unit. Here are six potential first rounders that could help take the Texans back to the playoffs. Cam Robinson...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt won’t allow injury woes change the way he plays

J.J. Watt did not play in all 16 Houston Texans games last season, the first time that has occurred in his standout, six-year NFL career. Limited to only three games in 2016, Watt understands there are doubters out there who question whether he can return to three-time Defensive Player of the Year form.“I see them all,” Watt said Monday from NRG Stadium, via ESPN. “I know them...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Texans draft Cam Robinson?

Although the Texans have a huge hole to fill at the quarterback position, they have an equally big hole to fill on the offensive line. On a line that struggled at times to protect Brock Osweiler or make holes for Lamar Miller, a young, talented lineman could make all the difference. Cam Robinson is a left tackle that could be just that for the Texans, a difference maker. After an...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

10 NFL players who could be replaced by draft picks

During the first round of the 2017 NFL draft on April 27, TV cameras will show guys putting on a new cap, hugging Roger Goodell and posing with their new team jersey.What the cameras won’t show are the players who are already in the league watching at home and looking at these rookies as a threat to take their job.Day 1 of the draft is must-see TV for the following players, unless...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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