According to Ian Rapoport, one team worth keeping an eye on in regards to Clemson QB Deshaun Watson is the Houston Texans at No. 25 overall.
Rapoport mentions that Watson’s visit with the Texans was “overwhelmingly positive” for him and the team.
Watson is one of the harder prospects to pinpoint where he could end up, as reports have been all over the place in recent weeks.
There has been talk that the Bills “love” him and that the Cardinals could have interest at No. 13 overall. However, it’s just as possible that he could fall back in the second half of round one and entice a team like the Texans to take him.
Watson has visited the Texans, Cardinals, 49ers, Jaguars, Browns and Chiefs during the pre-draft process.
As for the Texans, it appears likely that they’ll come away from this year’s draft with a quarterback prospect. The only question is how high they’ll select someone.
It’s possible that Watson be too much to pass up for them in round one, but that’s by no means a guarantee. It’s just as possible that they may elect to wait to address the position in the middle rounds and go with Tom Savage as the clear starter in 2017.
Watson, 21, led Clemson to a National Championship during his Junior season and was a finalist for the Heisman trophy.
During his college career at Clemson, Watson has completed 67.7 percent of his passes for 9,201 yards to go along with 83 touchdowns and 29 interceptions over the course of 32 games. Watson has also contributed 1,744 yards rushing and 21 touchdowns on the ground.