In his first pick as the Texans’ general manager, Nick Caserio selected Stanford quarterback Davis Mills. The No. 67 overall pick will now join Tyrod Taylor, Ryan Finley, and embattled star Deshaun Watson on the team’s QB depth chart.
Mills went in the midst of a Day 2 QB run, hearing his name called just after Florida QB Kyle Trask (Buccaneers) and Texas A&M QB Kellen Mond (Vikings). Some prognosticators preferred Mills to Trask and Mond, and most oddsmakers actually expected him to come off the board first. Mills does not project to be a world-beater, but he is nearly 6’4″ and fairly built with better-than-average footwork.
Injuries to starter K.J. Costello thrust Mills under center in 2019. That year, he threw for 1,960 yards and eleven touchdowns across eight games. In 2020, he was named the starter as Costello left for Mississippi State. In his (abbreviated) 2020 campaign, Mills completed 66.2% of his throws for 1,508 yards and seven TDs.
In related news, the Texans fielded inquiries from the Pats, Bears, and the Washington Football Team prior to the draft. By now, at least two of those teams are probably out of the Watson picture.
10 comments on “Texans Draft Stanford QB Davis Mills”
I’m pretty sure everyone is out on Watson until his legal battles are dealt with. Wouldn’t surprise me if he gets suspended by the league.
Him being suspended or convicted is the best possible outcome for the Texans franchise. Dude is a PR nightmare and a cancer for any franchise at the moment.
Best possible outcome is all of this was BS and then they could trade him. They really missed out not trading him sooner.
In no way is a suspension or conviction the best outcome for the team.
I’m sure he will at least based off of him breaking the Covid protocol.
“pretty sure” is an understatement
Texans arent going to sell low on him and teams arent trading premium talent for a QB who could be suspended indefinitely.
We will see how everything plays out.
But, Texans are preparing for life without Deshaun one way or another.
Davis Mills is a good start. They’ve gone out and signed a lot of short term guys looking to rebuild value. Trade them if they perform well, stock up draft picks in what will be a down year in 2021
Rest of the draft they need WR, OL, and DT/DE
Go get Nico Collins (WR), Ben Cleveland (G), Adrian Ealy (T), Drake Jackson (C), Tyler Selvin (DT), Adetokunbo Ogundeji (DE)
Why would a team trade draft picks for a guy that is likely to go the way of Ray Rice? Odds seem against exoneration which makes him toxic, even after serving a suspension.
Refusing to be apart of a team and mistreating people off the field and likely to face some sort of suspension are huge red flags.
Washington is the only team I can see trading for Watson. Everyone else seems committed to their current QB.
watson will be traded to the eagles next yr so the Texans needed a QB so they have 1yr to try to get him upto speed