DeShaun Watson Headed to Houston with 12th Pick

Written by Brett Korpi
The Houston Texans made a big move trading up to the twelfth pick in the NFL draft to select two-time Heisman finalist Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Watson, the second Clemson player taken in the first round, led the Tigers to back-to-back CFP National Championship games in 2016-17, beating Alabama in 2017 to win the first National Championship at Clemson in more than 30 years.

The 6’3” Georgia native was a second-team All-American, threw for 4,593 yards, 41 touchdowns. The dual-threat gained 629 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground as a Junior.
In his sophomore campaign, Watson, had 4,104 passing yards, 35 touchdowns and rushed for 1,105 yard and 12 scores. He earned the Davey O’Brien Award and Peyton Manning Awards.

Analysis: Bill O’Brien has gone through a slew awful quarterbacks since taking the reins in Houston in 2014. The Texans have seemed to be just a quarterback away making the playoffs the past two season. Watson, gives the offensive guru a prover winner with versatility.
If O’Brien can help Watson limit the mental errors (17 interceptions in 2017) through the air it could be the best pick in the draft. Making the Chicago Bears and Kansas City Chiefs regret taking Mitchell Trubisky and Patrick Mahomes  ahead of Watson.

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