March 21, 2018

The Houston Texans Select Tom Savage

The Houston Texans with the 135th selection (compensantoy selection) select Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage. Savage climbed up draft boards after the season ended with scouts pointing at his “high ceiling” as a quarterback. At 6-4 and 228 lbs. Savage is blessed with a big arm that could easily transition to the NFL, but his footwork and quarterback intangibles need work.

Savage is O’Brien project for the coming years and the ability to get him to reach his potential will fall in the hands of O’Brien and quarterback coach George Godsey.

In 28 career starts he was 17-11 and in 13 games his Senior season for the Panthers was 238 of 389 for 61.2 completion percentage for 2,958 yards and 21 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.

He started his career at Rutgers and earned Freshman All-American Honors as a true freshman and lost his job during his sophomore season after injuring his hand four games into the season. Savage tried to transfer to Arizona but had to sit out the 2011 season because of NCAA transfer rules. After Rich Rodriguez was hired at Arizona to replace Mike Stoops, Savage then transferred to Pittsburgh.

Savage was worked out one-on-one with Bill O’Brien at his Pro Day which started the process for the Texans to take him in the 4th round.


Tale of the Tape

Height: 6-4

Weight: 228 lbs.

Arm Length: 31 5/8 inches

Hands: 9 5/8 inches



2 Responses to “The Houston Texans Select Tom Savage”
  1. Anon says:

    Bob Stoops is at OU. Mike Stoops was at Arizona.

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