Houston Texans - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History
When the Oilers of Houston bolted town in 1996, they landed in Tennessee and left a huge hole in Texas. It would not be until 2002 before the city of Houston would host another NFL team. The Texans was the new name granted to the latest expansion team and their draft history is also the shortest. Their very first draft pick with the #1 choice overall in the league was David Carr. His brother Derek would become a much better quarterback years later in Oakland, but for David, his career was marred by playing behind a weak offensive line and he paid the price for it getting beat up repeatedly behind the line of scrimmage. In time, the Texans would strengthen their team and become one of the best in the AFC. They did that by building through the draft and on occasion signing a solid free agent. In their second draft, they brought on board a very outstanding wide receiver in Andre Johnson. Their historical draft grade would be a solid B and perhaps better. When choosing the best first-rounder ever, only three names are worth consideration, J.J. Watt, DeAndre Hopkins, and Deshaun Watson. The best of the three? I’d put my money on Watt despite him being injury prone.
Honorable Mentions: Mario Williams (2006), Brian Cushing (2009), Jadeveon Clowney (2014)