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Notable names picked 98th overall

Posted Mar 19, 2018

Of the Texans' 8 picks in the 2018 NFL Draft, they have one in the 3rd round that is 98th overall. Find out some notable names that have been selected in that spot.


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The NFL Draft is 38 days away.

On Thursday, April 26 the first round begins in Arlington, Texas. The Texans currently don't have a pick that night. They do, however, own eight total picks in this year's Draft. Over the last week we've gone through each one, and examined what notable contributors in NFL history have emerged from those overall spots.

Today, we're on to the third round. Houston has a trio of selections in that frame, and we're checking out their compensatory pick at 98th overall.

Several big names have been picked there throughout League history, and the greatest tight end in franchise history was nabbed in 2006. That's when Houston plucked Wisconsin's Owen Daniels, who went on to have a fine career in Houston, twice going to the Pro Bowl and catching 36 touchdowns in a decade.

In 1997, the Tennessee Oilers drafted wide receiver Derrick Mason 98th overall, and he spent the next 15 years amassing over 12,000 receiving yards.

Kicker John Kasay lasted the longest of 98th picks, as he spent 20 years in the NFL after the Seahawks chose him in 1991.

Quarterback Rich Gannon was a 98th overall selection in 1987 by Minnesota. But his best years were over a decade later in Oakland, as he went to four Pro Bowls and was twice named a First-Team All-Pro.

NOTABLE 98TH OVERALL PICKS
YEAR PLAYER TEAM POSITION RESULTS
2014 Richard Rodgers Packers TE 13 TD rec, 24 starts in 4 seasons
2008 Thomas DeCoud Falcons DB 15 INT, 1 Pro Bowl, 89 starts in 7 seasons
2006 Owen Daniels Texans TE 2 Pro Bowls, 1 SB ring, 36 TD in 10 seasons
2004 Shaun Phillips Chargers OLB 11 seasons, 1 Pro Bowl, 81.5 sacks, 7 INT
2000 Na'il Diggs Packers LB 12 seasons, 138 starts
1998 Roland Williams Rams TE 8 seasons, 3 SB appearances w/1 win
1997 Derrick Mason Oilers WR 2 Pro Bowls, 12,000 rec yds, 66 TD Rec in 15 seasons
1996 Donnie Edwards Chiefs LB 13 seasons, 1 Pro Bowl 180 starts, 28 INT, 6 defensive TD
1992 Roy Barker Vikings DE/DT 9 seasons, 94 starts, 44.5 sacks
1991 John Kasay Seahawks K 20 seasons, 1 Pro Bowl, 1,970 points
1988 David Richards Chargers OL 9 seasons, 128 starts
1987 Rich Gannon Vikings QB 17 seasons, 4 Pro Bowls, 2-time All-Pro, 28,743 passing yds
1978 Mike Renfro Oilers WR 10 seasons, 4,708 rec yds, 28 rec TD
1975 Rod Perry Rams DB 30 INT, 10 seasons, 2 Pro Bowls
1972 Cliff Branch Raiders WR 67 TD  rec, 14 seasons, 4 Pro Bowls, 2-time All-Pro, 3 SB rings
1961 Irv Cross Eagles DB 22 INT, 9 seasons, 2 Pro Bowls

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