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Lesley Burleson: Dear Drew, In the upcoming draft are we drafting a quarterback in the first round?
DD: I'm answering Lesley's QB question, which is essentially a variation of about a dozen questions that came my way in this week's mailbag. With a pair of picks in the first round, the first of which will be either the first or second overall pick, it's highly likely the Texans will take a signal-caller. There are several intriguing options for them there.

We also are starting to see the likelihood of some veteran quarterbacks becoming available via free agency or a trade. There might also be a few more added to that mix in the months to come.

Since the Texans have a pair of first-rounders this year, and two more in 2024, they have flexibility and could use one, some, or all of those picks to acquire a quarterback. I wouldn't rule out a veteran signal-caller being under center in 2023, but I ultimately think the Texans will go with a quarterback in the Draft.

We still have a looooong way to go before Thursday, April 27. That's when the first round begins in Kansas City.

Myiesha Shaw: Dear Drew, Where do you see the Texans in 2 years?
DD: Better.

I like the young pieces in Dameon Pierce, Nico Collins, Derek Stingley, Jr., Christian Harris and Jalen Pitre, to name a few.

With the talent incoming with this Draft and the next, and the abundance of picks, the Texans will be able to add quite a bit more young talent.

On top of that, Houston should have quite a bit more money to work with, salary cap-wise than in recent years.

With a few key free agent acquisitions, a few more impact rookies, and improvement from players already on the roster, things will get better on the field.

Michael Yanez: Dear Drew, Do you get invited to any functions hosted by the players or coaching staff? If not, you should.
DD: Thanks Mike. I appreciate those kind words. Yes, I've emceed some events involving players and coaches in the past. I hope to do so again soon.

Rolando Gonzalez: Dear Drew, What's your New Year's resolution?
DD: Swim at least 3 miles per week and wail on my pecs a ton. What's yours?

Dylan Power: Who is your all-time favorite NFL player and your favorite team?
DD: Shaun Cody, Earl Campbell, Ernest Givins, Walter Payton and William "The Refrigerator" Perry are my favorite players of all-time. The Texans are my favorite team. I also loved the Oilers.

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