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The NCAA's all-time leader in passing yards, touchdowns and completions couldn't catch a break on draft day, but the Houston Texans elected to give the homegrown Houston alum a shot.
Case Keenum faces an uphill battle trying to make a Texans squad with two confident quarterbacks in Matt Schaub and T.J. Yates.
However, Schaub is entering the final year of his contract after suffering a season-ending foot injury in 2011, and while Yates did get his feet wet during the playoffs last season, it was no indication that he's ready to take the reins just yet.
Like former Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore, Keenum was passed on because of his size in addition to his lack of experience in a pro-style offense. Both quarterbacks were successful in college, but they didn't match the requirements of NFL scouts.
Keenum could give Yates a run for his money if he impresses coaches at OTAs, thus preparing Houston for Schaub's eventual departure.