The Houston Texans made a major choice Friday evening after they picked quarterback Davis Mills within the third spherical amid the controversy surrounding star Deshaun Watson.
Texans common supervisor Nick Caserio downplayed the significance of the decide when speaking to reporters after their draft evening was over.
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“It is simply a part of the team-building course of,” Caserio stated, by way of NFL.com. “I would not say there was anyone particular issue, or anyone explicit factor that goes into it. … When it got here time to select at 67, we felt like that was one of the best determination for our staff on the time. It does not affect anyone. Once more, our complete philosophy has been to create as a lot competitors as potential and we’ll proceed to do this.”
With Mills anticipated to be on the roster, the Texans’ quarterback roster would come with him, Watson, Tyrod Taylor and Ryan Finley going into coaching camp and into the preseason.
Watson is going through 22 sexual misconduct lawsuits in Texas and one of many complaints is being investigated by the Houston Police Division. He has maintained his innocence all through the saga.
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It’s unclear whether or not Mills is an insurance coverage coverage if Watson is unable to play in 2021 or if he will probably be a venture the staff can develop, however the decide undoubtedly comes at an fascinating time.
The Stanford standout began to realize some steam because the draft neared. The New Orleans Saints have been reportedly among the many groups who have been involved in Mills because the occasion crept nearer.
Mills solely performed in 5 video games in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic put the Pac-12 Convention’s season on maintain for a interval via the autumn. He had 1,508 passing yards and 7 landing passes in 2020. In 2019, he had 11 landing passes and 1,960 passing yards in eight video games.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stated Thursday evening the league was watching the Watson scenario intently.
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“We’re clearly following that and taking a look at that ourselves. There are vital steps that we are going to be taking as a part of out private conduct coverage. Once we get to that time we will definitely decide,” Goodell informed ESPN.