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Breakfast: Notable names taken 214th in NFL Draft

Posted Mar 12, 2018

The Texans own 8 picks in this year's NFL draft, including the 214th overall selection. Find out what notable names were selected in that spot.

The professional football teams in Houston have reaped quite a bit of success with pick 214.

With one of their eight picks, the Texans are selecting 214th overall in this year's draft. On Friday we pointed out some notable names that were chosen 222nd overall. That's where the Texans' 7th-rounder is situated and today we're focusing on their compensatory selection in the 6th round.

At the tippy-top of the list is Pro Football Hall of Famer Ken Houston, who the Oilers nabbed in the 9th round at 214th overall. He would spent the next 14 years--the final eight of them in Washington--snaring 49 career interceptions and patrolling the secondary at safety.

The Oilers also found a Pro Bowl safety in 1993 when they picked Blaine Bishop in the 8th round at 214th overall. He was in the league for 10 years with the Oilers, Titans and Eagles.

Closer to home, the Texans found a starting right tackle in Derek Newton when they picked him in the 7th round at 214th.

Below is a list of other notable 214th overall picks.

2016 Elandon Roberts Patriots ILB 19 starts in 2 seasons, won SB ring in 2016
2011 Derek Newton Texans OL 68 starts from 2012-2016
1995 Gerald McBurrows Rams DB 122 games played & 45 starts in 9 NFL yrs
1993 Blaine Bishop Oilers DB 4-time Pro Bowler played 10 yrs in NFL
1991 Gary Brown Oilers RB Gained 1,000 yds 2 times in 8-yr career
1985 Harry Newsome Steelers P 9-yr career, Led NFL in yds/punt in 1988
1983 Ronnie Lippett Patriots DB 24 INT during 8-yr NFL career
1980 David Woodley Dolphins QB Started for Miami in SB XVII
1979 Carter Hartwig Oilers DB 9 INT, played 86 games in 6-yr career
1967 Ken Houston Oilers DB Pro Football Hall of Famer, 49 INT in 14 yrs

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