The Texans have been looking for a franchise quarterback ever since becoming a franchise. Over the past three seasons alone, Houston’s starting passers have included Brock Osweiler, Tom Savage, Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett, T.J. Yates, Brandon Weeden, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Case Keenum.
That’s why paying a premium for the opportunity to select Clemson’s Deshaun Watson made sense, even if it wound up costing a pair of first-round picks. The Texans fielded the NFL’s top defense last season and should be even better once J.J. Watt returns, especially with All-American linebacker Zach Cunningham in the fold. Now, they’re betting the national champion quarterback is the man who can lead the The Best Cheap Jerseys team from good to great.
They need Watson to make a quick adjustment to fend off the Titans. Tennessee had a big draft haul, addressing its needs at wideout and in the secondary by adding Corey Davis and Adoree’ Jackson in the first round. From there, playmakers like Taywan Taylor and Jonnu Smith could be the key to the franchise’s first playoff appearance since 2008.
They weren’t the only teams to spark debate with their picks in 2017. Here’s how the rest of the AFC South fared.
I love Nick Suzuki. OHL teams fear his penalty killing prowess, because his speed and smarts and work ethic make him a lot to handle when short-handed. He also developed a scoring touch this season (45 goals, 96 points in 65 games) that make him one of the best two-way prospects at any position in the first round. Winnipeg’s lackluster special teams could use a player like Suzuki.