Deshaun Watson has chance to win early with Texans

Deshaun Watson poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being picked #12 overall by the Houston Texans during the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

The draft-day trade may not be too big of a price for the Texans, especially if Watson proves to be a solid starter.

Watson led Clemson to two National Championship games in his collegiate career, winning the second with a superb performance against Alabama back in January.

Last season with the Clemson Tigers, Watson ended up completing 67.0 percent of his pass attempts for 4,593 yards, 41 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions.

Now his attention will turn to a likely quarterback competition with Texans incumbent Tom Savage.

Houston Texans first round draft pick Deshaun Watson poses with a jersey during a press conference at NRG Stadium. The Texans needed a quarterback and it was a smart decision to trade up for Watson, who shows up in crucial moments and is a true leader - a critical component for a successful QB.


This is the first time the Texans have selected a quarterback in the first round since taking David Carr with the first overall pick in their first season. I just can not take a quarterback from that school in the first round.

The Houston Texans ended up drafting seven players in the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia this April. "Tom Savage, in this offense, knows how to operate this offense".

Players like Davis Webb and Joshua Dobbs are also options in the next few days, if the Browns decide to hold off on a quarterback tonight. They've got Lamar Miller in the backfield.

Watson is looking forward not just to playing with Hopkins, but with everyone on a team that has won the AFC South title the last two seasons.

National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell, right, poses with fans after the Browns selected Texas A&M's Myles Garrett with the first overall pick of the draft April 27 in Philadelphia.

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