Here are the biggest post-draft questions to be answered by the Houston Texans:
What will the Texans do at quarterback? The Texans paid a high price to trade up 13 spots to draft Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, but general manager Rick Smith and coach Bill O’Brien said Tom Savage is still the team's starting quarterback for now. O’Brien said Watson will compete with Savage this offseason and during training camp, but the coaching staff will bring Watson “along at the pace that we feel he should be brought along at.” Savage will be given every opportunity to win the starting job entering the season, but he may not get a long leash if the coaching staff feels Watson is ready to play.
Who will start at right tackle? The Texans waited until the fourth round to select an offensive tackle, taking Julién Davenport with the No. 130 pick. He will need some work before he is ready to start at right tackle. The Texans don’t have too many options, as Derek Newton is still recovering from injuries to both legs, and last season’s replacement, Chris Clark, did not play at a high enough level to be the starter in 2017.
What will the running back group look like to start the season? While Lamar Miller is the clear starter at running back, third-round draft pick D’Onta Foreman could beat out Alfred Blue for the backup spot. O’Brien has said he thinks he used Miller too much early last season, so Foreman could help spell Miller on occasion. Foreman has good power and is hard to bring down, and was described by Smith as "productive" and a back who "adds balance to the offense."