CBS Sports projects Texans select North Carolina QB Sam Howell in 2022 NFL draft

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Davis Mills is not the answer at quarterback, and the Houston Texans will have to go in a new direction with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft.

So says Josh Edwards of CBS Sports. In their latest mock draft, the Texans go with North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell to summarily end the Mills era and once again try to reboot the quarterback position following the debacle with Deshaun Watson.

It seems like the Deshaun Watson era is coming to an end in Houston one way or another. If you believe that Houston is not going to take a quarterback No. 1 overall because they took a quarterback in the third round this year (Davis Mills), then this is probably not the pick for you.

If the Texans went with quarterback with their first-round pick, then it would certainly indicate the team didn’t have any solutions under center. It would also mean Mills had no redeeming qualities to allow the organization to give him another shot to be the true replacement for Watson.

It would also mean the Texans had a horrendous season with hardly any wins — a tough start for first-year coach David Culley.

Spencer Rattler from Oklahoma is the second quarterback taken off the board in the mock, but not until No. 13 overall with the Pittsburgh Steelers.