Former Stanford QB Davis Mills says he can bring leadership to the Texans

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Former Stanford quarterback Davis Mills only threw 18 touchdowns through 14 collegiate games. In terms of gaudy numbers, they aren’t there with Mills.

However, the former Greater Atlanta Christian School product knows that what he can bring immediately to the Houston Texans, who selected him with their first pick of the draft at No. 67 overall in Round 3 Friday night in day two of the 2021 NFL draft.

“I think first thing, obviously, I can’t do it from the start, but I think my leadership ability is up there,” Davis told reporters. “Obviously, you’ve got to get in front of some of my teammates to start building their respect by putting in hard work and then the next thing, just that winning mentality and that ability on the field. It all comes together as a team and can’t wait to get out there with the other guys on the team.”

Mills will have huge shoes to fill at quarterback. In addition to competing with former Cincinnati Bengals 2019 fourth-round quarterback Ryan Finley, the top of the depth chart is already set with Tyrod Taylor on top. And even if he may not be a part of the team, Deshaun Watson will cast a long shadow over the position for a long time.

The 6-4, 225-pound quarterback isn’t going to worry about the Watson situation. Rather, he is focused on forging chemistry with his teammates.

Said Mills: “I just want to come in and compete with my teammates and then lastly, just being a good teammate for the guys, doing whatever the team asks me to do to come in there and be a good member of the organization.”

Mills’ college career did not get off to a good start as he was hampered with a knee injury, but he has assured NFL teams it won’t be a problem.

“I’m fully healthy,” said Mills. “I’ve been fully healthy for over two-and-a-half years now. I just can’t wait to get in there and compete.”