Texans make Watson next QB after trading up with Browns
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The Houston Texans have selected Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson with the 12th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft after acquiring the selection from the Cleveland Browns.

The Texans traded the Browns a 2018 second-round pick to get rid of Brock Osweiler's contract. They traded the Browns their first-round pick in this year's draft (No. 25) and their 2018 first-round pick to move up for Osweiler's replacement.

Watson is considered a natural-born leader who led Clemson to a National Championship in his final season of college ball, throwing for 420 yards and three touchdowns against Alabama's vaunted defense.

Deshaun Watson Bio

Position: QB
School: Clemson
College Experience: Junior
Height: 6-2
Weight: 221 lbs.


  • True leader and winner that has every intangible. Arguably the most accomplished player in the draft.
  • Excellent athleticism, doesn't shy away from contact in pocket.
  • Tight, compact release limits potential for strip-sack.
  • Clutch performer. Every meaningful passing stat improved in close-and-late situations in 2016. (NFL)


  • Is somewhat of a streaky thrower in terms of accuracy.
  • Played in shotgun offense for collegiate career, will take time adjusting to footwork from under center.
  • Clemson offense limited his need to make full-field reads. (NFL)

Combine Results

Event Result
40-yard Dash 4.66 sec
Bench Press N/A
Vertical Jump 32.5 inch
Broad Jump 119.0 inch
3-Cone Drill 6.95 sec
20-yard Shuttle 4.31 sec
Texans make Watson next QB after trading up with Browns
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