The Houston Texans have wrapped up signing their rookie draft class to contracts. Well, nearly their entire draft class. Friday morning, the Houston Texans came to terms on deals with quarterback Deshaun Watson, linebacker Zach Cunningham, and cornerback Treston Decoud. The contracts are all four-year deals, although Watson’s deal contains a fifth-year team option. As a first-round pick, the team option is mandatory for Watson’s deal. The contracts lock in the Texans’ first, second, and fifth-round draft picks as Houston Texans.
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The signings come at a good time for the team. The organization has already begun their offseason program. With their draft class signed, aside from third-round pick D’onta Foreman, the Houston Texans can get to work on getting the rookies acclimated to the NFL. Foreman can still report to the team while he is unsigned, but the team will look to get the running back under contract shortly.
The infusion of youth on offense is heavily needed going into 2017. As many remember, the Texans got bounced from the playoffs last season after failing to have offensive success. Now, the team has added players at quarterback (Watson), running back (Foreman), and offensive line (Julie’n Davenport, Kyle Fuller) that will look to take the offense to the next level.
As the offseason program gets underway, look for the team to quickly get the rookies involved in the gameplan. However, the team will not overwhelm the rookies right away. With talent on defense, the team could be a legitimate AFC Contender in 2017. All they need is a little more help on offense. As the draft indicates, the team is aware of their need to improve on offense.
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