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Houston Texans will select a QB in the 2014 NFL Draft

Tom Savage could be headed to the Texans
Tom Savage could be headed to the TexansGetty

The Houston Texans might not be in a desperate need for a quarterback with the addition of Ryan Fitzpatrick and a full year of Case Keenum, but that doesn’t mean they won’t draft one.

The hype may be surrounding Johnny Manziel and the No. 1 overall selection of the 2014 NFL Draft, but it’s not Manziel, Bortles, or Bridgewater that will be taken.

By adding Jadeveon Clowney with the first selection of the draft the Houston Texans will add to an already stellar defense. By drafting Tom Savage in the later rounds, the Texans will find a future quarterback.

The knock on Tom Savage is obviously his inability to stay at one school. He started his career at Rutgers in 2009 and was named the Scarlet Knights’ most valuable player. After sitting out most of 2010 he would then transfer to Arizona in 2011, but would transfer again to Pitt in 2012.

He was a success in 2013 passing for 2,958 yards and 21 touchdowns, including a six-touchdown performance against Duke.

Savage is the ideal, big, tall and strong-arm quarterback who can make all the throws from the pocket. According to CBSSports.com “he could have the strongest arm in the 2014 class.”

NFL.com states “He has terrific size. Sets with balance. Easy, compact, high three-quarters release. Spins a catchable ball. Excellent arm strength to complete NFL throws — capable of sticking outs from the deep hash or launching balls 60 yards on the money.”

The most important factor about quarterback Tom Savage is his experience in the pro-style offense. Along with his intelligence, hard work ethic, and leader mentality he could be an exceptional find for any team.