Originally Posted by kingtexan
Because they knew they could?
Then why not just use the Mr Irrelevant pick on him instead of "reaching" with the 135th Draft pick ? Obviously my point is that if O'Brien saw potential, what other team(s) might see the same thing and draft Savage before the Texans made their move. Nah, I don't buy it, O'Brien took him with the thought that he's a real long shot who might pay off in a few years as maybe a reliable backup.
If he sees a QB prospect he sees as a realistic candidate to be the Texans starter, he'll use atleast a second-round pick on him.