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2017 Houston Texans Draft Party
photos by John David Suayan
Friday, April 28, 2017

The Houston Texans on Thursday hosted an NFL Draft Day watch party at NRG Stadium.

Fans filled the stadium’s 100 level concourse in anticipation of who the team will select with the 25th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, which was held on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art some 1,500 miles away.

To pass the time, attendees ate and drank as well as collected autographs from and took selfies with Texans players past and present, a few members of the cheerleading squad, and Toro the mascot. The draft was shown on the stadium’s two scoreboards and monitors throughout the venue.

A surprising moment occurred midway through the event when the Texans traded their pick for the 12th pick held by the Cleveland Browns. Houston selected Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, eliciting thunderous cheers from a fan base seeking success and stability at the quarterback position for more than a decade.

The NFL Draft continues through April 29.

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