Early Reviews of Davis Mills at Texans Training Camp Are Bleak

Isaiah De Los Santos
Houston Texans draft pick Davis Mills has had a rough start to training camp.
Houston Texans draft pick Davis Mills has had a rough start to training camp. / John Todd/ISI Photos/Getty Images

The Houston Texans are currently navigating a tricky quarterback situation given the uncertainty around Deshaun Watson. While Watson's status for the upcoming season is up in the air, Houston made sure to sign veteran Tyrod Taylor in free agency and select Davis Mills in the third round of the NFL Draft.

Many are eager to see what the rookie QB can do, but he may have some work ahead of him.

Davis Mills Texans

Mills appears to be struggling mightily in his first days of camp. Reports from practice have knocked the Stanford product for slow processing and turnover troubles in his early reps.

"Mills’ camp has so far included a lot more bad plays than impressive ones. He often looks slow to process during more competitive periods of practice, and he’s turned the ball over at some point on most days."

The Athletic on Davis Mills

However, a poor showing over a small sample from camp isn't anything to be too worried about. First-year QBs are known to go through growing pains as they adjust to the speed of the NFL game. Mills' entire rookie year will be a learning experience, and writing him off without time to learn from his mistakes would be unfair.

The 6-foot-4 signal-caller threw for 3,468 yards, 18 TDs and 8 INTs across just 13 games in two seasons at Stanford. He could certianly use some seasoning, and he'll have a great chance to learn from a well-traveled QB in Taylor this season.

Sign up for FanDuel Sportsbook today and get your first bet risk free for up to $1,000!

Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.