After Sunday's last-minute loss to the Cowboys, Houston has set itself up to take the first pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Houston not only has the first pick but thanks to the trade of DeShaun Watson to the Cleveland Browns, they will also have Cleveland's pick which right now sits at #7.

So after being almost destroyed by former head coach Bill O'Brien with bad picks and awful trades, the tides are turning in favor of Houston's future.

Speaking of tides, the player that is being hailed as the #1 pick of the 2023 NFL Draft is none other than the star QB coming from the Crimson Tide, Bryce Young.

C.J. Stroud is another QB up at the top of the heap for Houston to take as well, and Davis Mills has had a good season with the Texans too, so the choices are there for head coach Lovie Smith and general manager Nick Caserio to pick whoever they want to.

The Texans also traded Defensive Lineman Ross Blacklock to the Minnesota Vikings for their 6th-round pick before the season began.

So overall, the Houston Texans will have 11 draft picks in the 2023 NFL Draft which is good for building a team possibly even better than the best years of Lovie Smith's career in Chicago.

This is a good thing for the Texans and a great celebration of their 21st season now that the franchise is old enough to drink, getting two of the first 10 picks and then having 9 other picks the rest of the draft.

There is still a lot of football to be played before the season is done and the draft order for the top of the draft is solidified, but the Texans would have to win out to not get the first draft pick and the other teams vying for the top ten draft picks would have to lose out which both scenarios are not expected to happen.



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