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9-7, 1st in AFC South
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10hBill Barnwell

Barnwell's AFC South report cards: Finally, a smart Colts offseason

Indy made smart upgrades across the board, starting at GM. Jacksonville continued building up its defense. Houston made another big bet at QB. Tennessee overhauled its secondary. Here's how each AFC South team fared in free agency and the draft.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Texans rookie QB Deshaun Watson being interviewed at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere photo shoot for Panini America.

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Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Texans rookie Deshaun Watson FaceTiming a screaming fan after she bought his jersey from the online sports retail company Fanatics.

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Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Texans rookie QB Deshaun Watson on Aaron Rodgers' recent praise of his game in an interview: "It's awesome. ... I really appreciate that. I appreciate him. I'm a huge fan. I love his game. Hopefully one day I get to meet him."

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Texans rookie QB Deshaun Watson on Aaron Rodger's recent praise of his game in an interview: "It's awesome. ... I really appreciate that. I appreciate him. I'm a huge fan. I love his game. Hopefully one day I get to meet him."

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Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Texans rookie QB Deshaun Watson on if he sees himself as a starter on Day 1: "I have no idea. That's up to the coaching staff. My job is to come in and learn the system, learn the organization and play my part."

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Texans QB Deshaun Watson, the 12th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, throwing up H's as he poses for online sports retailer Fanatics.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Texans QB Deshaun Watson, the 12th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, throwing up horns while posing for online sports retailer Fanatics.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Forty of the top NFL rookies from the 2017 NFL Draft learned about the business of football today at the 23rd annual NFL Players Association (NFLPA) Rookie Premiere, presented by Panini America, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The event will continue through Saturday (May 18-20).

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans announced they have named Jimmy Raye III their VP of player personnel and assistant GM, and made several other changes to their personnel staff.

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4dDan Graziano

QB Confidence Index: Houston Texans

Tom Savage opens as the starter, but he'll face immediate pressure from Deshaun Watson, who some believe will win over the locker room sooner rather than later.

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5dMatt Bowen

How NFL teams should unleash top rookies

Deshaun Watson and the Texans' coaches should be watching Alex Smith's tape in K.C., while Jamal Adams and the Jets would benefit from studying Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans also made another series of moves, including signing Wisconsin running back Dare Ogunbowale.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans have signed OT Breno Giacomini, a candidate to replace Derek Newton at right tackle.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Gaine, hired Monday as VP of player personnel, will oversee the Bills' pro and college scouting departments. He will report directly to GM Brandon Beane. Gaine previously served as Texans' director of player personnel and interviewed for Bills' GM opening.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills have hired Texans director of player personnel Brian Gaine as their vice president of player personnel. Gaine was one of four people to interview for the Bills' general manager job. It's initially unclear what Gaine's role will be alongside GM Brandon Beane and assistant GM Joe Schoen.

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7dAaron Schatz

Football Outsiders' post-draft 2017 NFL projections

Houston may have won the AFC South in 2016, but the metrics aren't optimistic about this coming season. The Texans are currently projected to finish last in the division.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

According to Bovada, the Texans are tied for the fourth-best odds to win the AFC. Along with the Broncos, they're 9/1 to reach the Super Bowl. The defending champion Patriots are favorites in the AFC at 2/1.

Team Stats

Passing Yards198.529th
Rushing Yards116.28th
Points For17.329th
Points Against20.511th

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