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The Film Room: Revisiting the Houston Texans 2019 NFL Draft Class

Following the 2018 season, the Houston Texans were swimming in waters they’ve never swam before. They had a franchise quarterback on a rookie contract. After Rick Smith traded up for Deshaun Watson in 2017, Watson burned the house down with a jet sweep deep play action passing attack, and turned car crashes and amputations into positive plays. Houston’s secondary let him down, and a torn ACL ended a potential playoff push. Historically high touchdown rate. Possible regression. The following season Watson turned it on after a 0-3 start, where an all-time great run defense squashed run heavy teams with terrible quarterback play, and Watson carried them to wins when they met eventual teams that realized to throw the ball against the Houston Texans.