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.