The Houston Texans have their quarterback. They took Tom Savage from the University of Pittsburgh. The 6’5”, 229-pounder also played at Rutgers and the University of Arizona.
Analysts say he has good size for an NFL quarterback, and has excellent arm strength. He is also seen as intelligent with a good work ethic. But the experts also caution that he occasionally suffers from “tunnel vision” – staring down his intended receivers - making him an easy target for defensive backs.
He’s a potential “diamond in the rough”, who did not have the media exposure of other quarterbacks who went before him, including Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles, or Teddy Bridgewater.
Elsewhere in the NFL draft:
The Texans acquired UCLA guard Xavier Su'a-Filo with the first pick in the second round. The 6’4”, 307-pound rookie will help shore up a weakness on the offensive line.
In the third round, the Texans selected Iowa tight end CJ Fiedorowicz, who will ease the loss of Owen Daniels to free agency.
They also traded the number one picks in the fourth and fifth rounds to Philadelphia, moving up to get Notre Dame defensive lineman Louis Nix (6’2”, 331lbs).
The Texans still own three picks in the sixth round, and one in the seventh and final round.