But former Clemson University quarterback Deshaun Watson got one during the first round of the NFL Draft last week, Clemson President Jim Clements said at a Columbia luncheon Tuesday. The Browns already owned the Texans' second-round pick next year because of the trade for Brock Osweiler. He managed a 20 Wonderlic score and has a reputation as a one-read quarterback who doesn't play comfortably from the pocket. He may not end up starting, but at this point in time he certainly appears to be the best quarterback on the roster. As a talented runner with plenty of surrounding help, Watson could make a surprisingly big fantasy impact as a rookie with a little luck. Like Trubisky and Mahomes, Watson had a team move up to get him.
In his senior season at Clemson, Watson threw for 4,593 yards and 41 touchdowns, leading the Tigers to a national title.
Earlier in the day, Watson said he felt he should be the first quarterback taken Thursday night in the National Football League draft and would take it personally if he wasn't.
Despite talk about how good other quarterbacks can be, Watson is the most accomplished passer in the draft.
Browns have zeroed in on choice with No. 1 draft pick
However, one NFL Draft analyst is saying the Browns need to try to trade up, even though they now hold the No. 1 pick overall. Supposedly, the Cleveland Browns aren't quite sure what they want to do with the top overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft .
As of right now I think Watson will be the Texans' starter by week eight of the upcoming season.
He said he also has quite a bit of experience at the nose tackle poistion as well.
Since being drafted in 2014, Savage has moved up the depth chart only to see Houston bring in more guys.
To be sure, it's a huge if, and it will require the Texans to keep their young core of talented players on offense and defense and to continue to develop them.
If Watson can prove himself to be heads and shoulders ahead of Savage, he will likely start out of the gate.