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Texans trade up with Browns for Deshaun Watson

Deshaun Watson
Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

The Houston Texans missed out on Patrick Mahomes so they did the next best thing: traded up to the 12th pick and took Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson. In exchange, the Browns nabbed Houston’s first rounder this year and their first rounder next season.

The Texans desperately needed a quarterback, so it’s tough to criticize them for this. In all, Watson might not have been their man. But the Texans could not go into next year with Tom Savage under center.

As for Cleveland, the Browns likely wanted Mitch Trubisky or felt it was appropriate to wait until next season for a quarterback. They now hold Houston’s first rounder next season along with their second rounder from the Brock Osweiler trade. And, for now, the tank is still on.

About the author

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.