The Houston Texans want to make sure they are covered by a quarterback. With Deschawn Watson facing numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, the team selected Stanford quarterback Davis Mills in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft Friday night.
While Davis was elected number 67, this was the first choice of the Texans in this project. The team traded its selection for the first and second rounds in 2021 to acquire Laremy Tunsil offensive crews from Miami Dolphins in 2019.
The 22-year-old Mills joins the team after three seasons at Stanford. He played in 14 games at Stanford, starting 1
Mills has dealt with knee and leg injuries in high school and college. According to Edholm, he sees it as a development prospect that may take him a year to start in the NFL.
What does choosing Davis Mills mean for Deschawn Watson?
As Watson faces charges of sex crimes, his status in 2021 is in the air. The NFL is investigating the allegations and may join before the end of the offseason. League Commissioner Roger Goodell has the power to remove Watson – or put him on the list of released commissioners – depending on what the NFL finds from its investigation.
Even before these allegations surfaced, Watson wanted to leave Houston. While he was adamant about trading, both new general manager Nick Caserio and head coach David Cully expressed confidence that Watson would remain on the team until early 2021.
The Houston Chronicle reports that at least eight teams were interested in acquiring Watson before the allegations surfaced. It now seems unlikely that any team will acquire Watson until – at least – the Houston police complete their investigation.
With so much uncertainty in front of Watson, the Texans decided it was in their best interest to take Mills in the third round.
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