2017 Texans Draft


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Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, left, poses with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Houston Texans during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The NFL Draft is one of the main sources of team recruitment in the league. Teams are able to select eligible college players to join their team or even trade their current members for other NFL veterans from others teams. The draft contains of seven rounds, each having 32 picks. The order of the picks is based purely on how the teams did the previous season.

In the first wave, the least successful teams from the prior season go first so that they can get the better players and be more successful the next season. The next wave would be the teams that made the play offs, once again ranking on their performance. The final wave is the two teams who made the super bowl, who ever lost it the 31st pick and the winning team gets the 32nd pick. This system was created so that the good teams don’t get overpowered and the bad teams don’t stay bad.

Every year teams start out with the option of 7 picks but can trade out their spots for earlier selections. Texans traded their first pick with the Cleveland Browns and selected the much anticipated star quarterback from Clemson, Deshaun Watson. This pick should be a really good addition to the Texans given their most recent years of poor quarterbacks. Here is a list of the rest of the Texans NFL 2017 draft:

Round two, pick 25, and 57th overall pick for the Texans was Zach Cunningham. Zach played college football in Vanderbilt and is now known as number 41 for the Texans. He will be alongside Brian Cushing and Bernadick McKinnley, some of the other Texans linebackers.

Round three, pick 25, and 89 overall pick for The Texans was D’Onta Foreman. D’Onta played football in Texas and is a new addition to the Texans running backs.

Round four, pick 24, overall 130 was new Texans addition, Julien Davenport. Julien played football at Bucknell and with be a strong addition to the Texans offensive line as an offensive tackle.

Round four, pick 36, overall 142 pick for the Texans was Carlos Watkins. Carlos was alongside Deshaun at Clemson and will now be a new addition to Texans defensive line as a defensive tackle.

Round five, pick 25, and 169th pick overall was Treston Decoud from Oregon state and will serve as a backup free safety for the Texans.

Round seven, pick 25, overall 243 was Kyle Fuller. Kyle was the final addition to the Texans from the draft. Kyle is a 3-year starter on the Texans coming from Baylor. The will be a backup center.