2014 NFL Draft Results: Houston Texans Take Tom Savage In Fourth Round With Pick No. 135

The newest Texans QB. - Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Houston took a Gamecock, a Bruin, a Hawkeye, and an Irishman in the first two days of the draft. Day three kicks off for the Texans with a Panther.

After spending the first two days of the draft reinforcing the offensive and defensive lines, the Houston Texans finally have their quarterback – Tom Savage of Pittsburgh.

I’ll admit that I did not anticipate Bill O’Brien waiting all the way until the 135th pick to address the biggest need on the team, but I can’t be upset at him taking a big-armed developmental quarterback here. Savage took a long, long road to the NFL through three schools - Rutgers, Arizona, and Pittsburgh. Savage's senior season was his first game action since all the way back in 2010, and it was marked with inconsistency.  Savage completed 61% of his passes for 2,958 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions. Despite some issues with ball placement and decision making, Savage's physical potential sure is enticing. If given time to develop mechanically and mentally, he could turn into a very capable starter. At the very least, Andre Johnson will never be underthrown again.

I dare say that this new Texans' regime is killing this draft. Be still my heart.

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