2014 NFL Draft day 3 results: Texans land Pittsburgh QB Tom Savage

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Savage is the sixth true passer to go off the board, taken by Houston with the No. 135 pick.

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.

Pick Team Player Position School
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

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