Gainesville High School alum Deshaun Watson was drafted No. 12 overall by the Houston Texans in Thursday’s 2017 NFL Draft.
The Texans traded up for the 12th overall pick from the Browns.
The quarterback out of Clemson racked up 4,593 passing yards, 41 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in his junior season with the Tigers. Watson also rushed for nine touchdowns last season.
The Texans’ former starting quarterback Brock Osweiler was traded to the Browns in March.
Watson threw 36-of-56 for 420 yards for three touchdowns and no interceptions in Clemson’s National Championship win over Alabama.
Here’s what the internet and NFL fans had to say about Watson going to the Texans:
Thank you, @HoustonTexans. Blessed and ready to get to work. Loving this #NFLDraft #PaniniInstant card, go get https://t.co/63XlY6E7VO pic.twitter.com/twjq4lceHX— Deshaun Watson (@DeshaunWatson4) April 28, 2017
Incredible moment.@DeshaunWatson4 is brought to tears as he reads a letter from his mom. #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/8Z0QMTfuxT— NFL (@NFL) April 28, 2017
Welcome to Houston @DeshaunWatson4— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) April 28, 2017
😂😂✊🏾✊🏾 #HoustonTexans #NFLDraft— jadeveon clowney 7 (@clownejd) April 28, 2017
@DeshaunWatson4 I am now A very big fan of yours.
😁— Deandre Hopkins (@Nukdabomb) April 28, 2017
#texans #NFLDraft #DeshaunWatson Yes!!!!! pic.twitter.com/siBzeKzced— Kirk Pearson (@kirkpearson7) April 28, 2017
I talked to some happy #Texans fans after the pick of QB Deshaun Watson at #12 #NFLDraft @KPRC2 @ClemsonFB @ClemsonUniv pic.twitter.com/hacKsUP4Nr— Randy McIlvoy (@RandyMcIlvoy) April 28, 2017
Finally Watson gets picked at No. 12. Always said he would make teams that passed over him regret it...can't wait to see him play— Meredith Gorman (@MereGorman) April 28, 2017
Oh Cleveland...YOU. ARE. THE. BEST. FRIEND. EVER! #DeshaunWatson— BGun (@bgun34) April 28, 2017
Deshaun Watson is the 2nd #ACCFootball QB taken in this year's #NFLDraft! @HoustonTexans taking the @ClemsonFB stud w/ the 12th pick #ALLIN pic.twitter.com/rp2YsHdJNZ— The ACC (@theACC) April 28, 2017
The last time Deshaun Watson was on the field... pic.twitter.com/eIOuoW9Q3y— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 28, 2017
💜💜— Sarah Beth Holloway (@sbholla15) April 28, 2017
Thank you @DeshaunWatson4 for making my clemson dreams come true. Couldn't be more excited to watch you play on Sunday's in my Texans gear
👀 pic.twitter.com/17v96WiQmE— SB Nation (@SBNation) April 28, 2017
THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING ALL ALONG
I'm so happy for @DeshaunWatson4, he's going to lead Houston to their first super bowl win. MTD— Will Sturgis (@TigerArmy87) April 28, 2017
@DeshaunWatson4 Congratulations!!! Cant wait for the 2017-18 season with you on the Texans. Lets get this!— tori (@fydlauren) April 28, 2017
💙❤️ #dreambigworkhard— K-Dub (@Kameron_welker1) April 28, 2017
@JJWatt get ready @DeshaunWatson4 is about to take you to the top
Deshaun Watson is a class act and a future Super Bowl MVP. #Winner @HoustonTexans https://t.co/U4beXDt3em— Mark Mayfield (@msm0202) April 28, 2017
Replacing Brock Osweiler with Deshaun Watson? #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/XgLjmUpZjk— Avery Mills (@alynn422) April 28, 2017
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