The Houston Texans want to make sure they are covered by the quarterback. As Deshaun Watson faces several allegations of sexual misconduct, the team selected Stanford quarterback Davis Mills in the third round of the 2021 draft in 2021 Friday night.
While Davis was elected with the No. 67 overall pick, it was the Texans’ first pick of this draft. The team traded both its first- and second-round pick in 2021 to acquire offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil of the Miami Dolphins in 2019.
Mills, 22, 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. He is considered a development prospect who may need a year before starting in the NFL, according to Edholm.
What does the Davis Mills pick mean for Deshaun Watson?
As Watson faces allegations of sexual misconduct, his status in 2021 is in the air. The NFL is conducting an investigation into the allegations and it could get involved before the offseason ends. League Commissioner Roger Goodell has the power to suspend Watson – or place him on the commissioner’s exempt list – depending on what the NFL finds from its investigation.
Even before these allegations surfaced, Watson wanted out of Houston. While confident of a trade, both new general manager Nick Caserio and head coach David Culley expressed confidence that Watson would remain with the team to start 2021.
The Houston Chronicle reported that at least eight teams were interested in acquiring Watson before the allegations surfaced. Now it looks unlikely that any team will acquire Watson until – at least – the Houston police have completed their investigation.
With the great uncertainty facing Watson, the Texans decided it was in their best interest to take a Mills in the third round.
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