30. Houston Texans
Key Draft Pick: Davis Mills, QB
It’s difficult to preview the Texans’ season without mentioning the status of QB Deshaun Watson. With Watson’s future with the team up in the air, the team’s outlook for the upcoming season looks bleak. On offense, the Texans lost playmaking wideout Will Fuller V to the Dolphins, and responded by adding a pair of running backs in Phillip Lindsay and Mark Ingram.
It was a bit telling when the Texans spent their first draft pick – No. 67 overall – on a QB in Stanford’s Davis Mills. For the time being, Mills projects to be the third-string QB behind Watson and veteran Tyrod Taylor. Though that could all change at a moment’s notice.
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29. Cincinnati Bengals
Key Draft Pick: Ja’Marr Chase, WR
Some may have questioned the Ja’Marr Chase pick at No. 5 with potential foundational left tackle Penei Sewell on the board, but the Bengals clearly had a plan. After taking Chase in the first round, Cincinnati addressed the offensive line in Round 2 (Jackson Carman), Round 4 (D’Ante Smith), and Round 6 (Trey Hill).
If one or two of those picks hit, this Bengals offense is going to be soaring with Chase and QB Joe Burrow. Coach Zac Taylor has proven to be a savvy offensive mind. If Trey Hendrickson and all the cornerbacks they signed this offseason can revitalize the defense, this Bengals team should be plenty of fun.
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