Houston Texans: A

Our final grades for the Texans' 2017 NFL draft class.
Publish date:

It is far from unanimous that Deshaun Watson is the answer at QB in Houston. It says here that he has a better shot at filling that role than perhaps any other quarterback has in the Texans’ brief history. He was worth the high cost of going up from No. 25 to 12 to get him (a 2018 first-rounder). Scoring LB Zach Cunningham at pick 57 was a welcome bonus after the Round 1 dramatics—he can handle a heavy snap count immediately, with Brian Cushing a candidate to lose time. RB D’Onta Foreman (No. 89) will make Lamar Miller’s life easier as the No. 1 option. If OT Julién Davenport (No. 130) can make incremental progress the next couple seasons, Houston could have a starting left tackle waiting when Duane Brown, 32 in August, gets to the end of his career.

Click here for a complete list of the Texans’ picks.