The fourth round of the NFL Draft wrapped up with compensatory picks and the fifth round got underway Saturday, as Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage landed with the Houston Texans with the 135th overall selection. Savage is technically the seventh quarterback taken in the draft, but sixth after considering Logan Thomas' true position in the NFL may be tight end.
Savage bounced around in college before landing in Pittsburgh, playing two years for Rutgers and a brief stint as a member of the Arizona Wildcats. Savage left Tuscon when Rich Rodriguez joined the program. The Pennsylvania native finished the 2013 season just shy of 3,000 yards with 21 touchdowns.
The Texans are trying to beef up their quarterback position, which was abysmal last season. Between Matt Schaub, Case Keenum and T.J. Yates, Houston had its worst completion percentage and yards per attempt totals since the early days of the franchise. The team currently has Yates, Keenum and Ryan Fitzpatrick under contract.
|131.||Chicago Bears (from Denver)||Brock Vereen||CB||Florida|
|132.||Seattle Seahawks||Kevin Pierre-Louis||OLB||Boston College|
|133.||Detroit Lions (compensatory)||Nevin Lawson||CB||Utah State|
|134.||Baltimore Ravens (compensatory)||Brent Urban||DT||Virginia|
|135.||Houston Texans (compensatory)||Tom Savage||QB||Pittsburgh|
|136.||Detroit Lions (compensatory)||Larry Webster||DE||Bloomsburg|
|137.||New York Jets (compensatory)||Dakota Dozier||G||Furman|
|138.||Baltimore Ravens (compensatory)||Lorenzo Taliaferro||QB||Coastal Carolina|
|139.||Atlanta Falcons (compensatory)||Prince Shembo||OLB||Notre Dame|
|140.||New England Patriots (compensatory)||Cameron Fleming||OT||Stanford|
|141.||Philadelphia Eagles (from Houston)||Taylor Hart||DE||
|142.||Washington Redskins||Ryan Grant||WR||Tulane|
|143.||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Kadeem Edwards||G||Tennessee State|
|144.||Jacksonville Jaguars||Telvin Smith||ILB||Florida State|
|145.||Minnesota Vikings (from Cleveland)||David Yankey||G||Stanford|