The Houston Texans have seven picks in the 2017 NFL Draft. When do they pick?
It’s been an unusual offseason for the defending AFC South champions. The team has not signed any free agents from other clubs. However, it’s safe to say that the Houston Texans’ biggest addition this spring was a subtraction.
Under head coach Bill O’Brien, the club has finished 9-7 in each of his three campaigns, the last two resulting in division titles. But despite a playoff victory over the Derek Carr-less Oakland Raiders (leading to a loss to the eventual Super Bowl champion New England Patriots), all was not well with the club. The offense was a major disappointment and quarterback Brock Osweiler proved to be a bad investment. He was dealt to the Cleveland Browns, giving the Texans a chance to rid themselves of a problem and open up some salary-cap room.
In any case, here are the Texans perhaps still looking for a quarterback. They have both Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden on the roster. General manager Rick Smith also has seven draft choices at his disposal.
Here are their 2017 NFL Draft picks:
Round 1 – 25th overall
Round 2 – 57th overall
Round 3 – 89th overall
Round 4 – 131st overall
Round 5 – 169th overall
Round 6 – 188th overall
Round 7 – 243rd overall
So will the Texans use their first-round selection on a quarterback? It’s something the franchise hasn’t done since its debut year in 2002, when they opted for David Carr with the first overall pick. However, Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY Sports tells us that the team has its eye on a few signal-callers.
So what will the Houston Texans do on April 27? Would they take a chance and hope a young quarterback they are fond of falls their way to No. 25? Or could Smith get aggressive and make a move upwards?