Heading into the final week of the 2022 NFL season, the Houston Texans were in the driver’s seat for the number one overall pick in the 2023 draft.
All they had to do was lose their final game, and the first pick was theirs.
However, in Lovie Smith’s final act as their head coach, the Texans ended up beating the Indianapolis Colts, meaning that the Chicago Bears finished the season with the worst NFL record.
The Texans are still projected to draft a quarterback with their second-overall pick but will have one less prospect to choose from.
Ahead of the draft, the Texans have recently met with Bryce Young.
According to Adam Schefter, via Dov Kleiman, this meeting is “a waste of time.”
Schefter: Bryce Young visiting the #Texans is "a waste of time, the ship has sailed."
"I think Bryce Young is going to be the Panthers number one pick." pic.twitter.com/p7QGVoCAOr
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) April 13, 2023
Schefter believes that the Carolina Panthers will draft Young, given their recent decision to trade up for the first overall pick.
After these comments were made, many fans responded, giving their take on the situation.
The panthers knew who they wanted before they made the trade 🤷♂️
— Sad Titans Fan (@RushedMyLuck) April 13, 2023
As this fan believes, the Panthers made their aggressive trade with one player in mind.
Whether that is C.J. Stroud or Young, however, remains to be seen.
He’s too small
— Wealth Turtle 💰🐢 (@wealth_turtle) April 13, 2023
Many fans and analysts have voiced concerns about Young’s size, similar to what these two fans call out.
Height / Weight Comparisons.
5’10, 204 lbs (playing weight is 190)
5’10 207 lbs (actually plays at this weight)
However, Young only missed 1 game due to injury as a 2-year starter in the SEC.
— The Owl (@TheOwl_NFL) April 13, 2023
Young is 5-foot-10 and weighed in at 204 pounds at the combine.
He will be one of the shortest quarterbacks ever to be drafted, and many wonder if his game will translate.
He INSTANTLY becomes the best QB in that division. Yes better than Carr
— Jeff Lightsy Jr. (@jlightsy7) April 13, 2023
Despite some doubters, other fans believe that Stroud will be just fine in the NFL.
With the draft right around the corner, fans will soon get their answers.NEXT: NFL Analyst Doesn't Rule Out 1 Surprising Draft Scenario