The Raiders met with Johnny Manziel earlier this week and they’ll close the week by meeting a quarterback who is expected to go a bit later in the draft.
Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage will be visiting with the Raiders on Friday, according to a report from Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com. Savage is seen as a mid-round pick after throwing for for 2,958 yards with 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions during his only year at Pitt, although some draft watchers have opined that he could develop into an NFL starter.
That would seem to fit with the Raiders’ plans at the position after trading for Matt Schaub this offseason, but Savage will have to explain during his visit why his college career took him from Rutgers to Arizona before winding up at Pittsburgh.
“You see someone transfer twice, your immediate thought is probably a red flag, there is something wrong,” Savage said. “Obviously, my journey has been a little different. It’s helped me mature as a person and I wouldn’t want to do it any other way.”