|Draft Stock:||2nd round; Tier 2 QB|
No player has seen his stock rise more after the end of the season than Tom Savage. Upon season's completion he was being looked at as a 5th or 6th round pick, now there's legitimate talk that Savage might be a late first or early second round pick.
The draw with Savage is arm strength. There's no denying that Savage has an absolute cannon for an arm, and his ability to drive the ball outside the numbers as well as fit it into tight windows are highly impressive. You can have the discussion that Savage has the most arm talent of any QB in the 2014 NFL Draft, but that doesn't mean he'll be a good pro.
Yes Savage can throw it a mile, but he can also bomb it over his receivers head, stare down a receiver and hit a defensive back right in the numbers or force a ball into triple coverage. Savage shows no ability to look off a receiver or move a safety with his eyes. He doesn't do a good job going through his progressions and too often tries to force the ball if nothing quickly opens up.
I'm not particularly concerned with Savage's two transfer which have caused him to play only two seasons over the course of five years, but obviously it is an unusual set of circumstances.
Tom Savage is a developmental quarterback prospect who has the talent to be great, but he hasn't really shown me anything to make me believe he'll be a top notch starter in the NFL. He'd be a nice project to work on in the fourth or fifth round, but nowhere near the first or second.
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