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Tom Savage’s dance card is fully booked

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There are two more weeks to the pre-draft season this year than there have been in the past, but it still isn’t enough time for Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage to meet with every team that wants to have a conversation with him.

Peter King of TheMMQB.com reports that Savage has met or will meet with 24 or 25 teams before the April 27 deadline to schedule such visits. That packed dance card forced Savage’s agent Neil Schwartz to tell a couple of teams last week that his client won’t be able to meet them before the deadline.

“There are literally no days left on his calendar for him to go see any other teams,” Schwartz said.

The interest in Savage around the league is being reflected in at least one mock draft as Todd McShay of ESPN.com has projected he’ll come off the board to the Texans with the 33rd overall pick. That’s ahead of Fresno State’s Derek Carr, LSU’s Zach Mettenberger, Eastern Illinois’ Jimmy Garoppolo and other prospects who have spent the last few months ranked ahead of Savage in the consensus opinion of draft pundits.

Such things can wind up meaning little, but there’s a good chance that someone will find something to love about Savage with three-quarters of the league giving him the once-over before the picks start being announced. It doesn’t hurt that, again per King, several teams are reportedly finding more to like about quarterbacks outside the first round. King mentions the Jaguars’ fondness for Garoppolo but it sounds like it won’t come as much of a shock if Savage is also part of a second round run on signal callers.

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12 Responses to “Tom Savage’s dance card is fully booked”
  1. steelerchicken says: Apr 14, 2014 9:54 AM

    Did they watch him play at Pitt?

  2. dawgturd says: Apr 14, 2014 10:05 AM

    I must have missed something, he doesn’t seem like anything special to me

  3. r8rsfan says: Apr 14, 2014 10:20 AM

    This is the crazy stuff that goes on between the end of the season and the draft when guys with too much time on their hands over-analyze. IMO smart teams have their draft boards set immediately after the national championship game and base decisions on actual game performance.

  4. steelerdeathstar says: Apr 14, 2014 10:21 AM

    McShay must be dreaming if he thinks Savage will go before the other guys he mentioned.

  5. guinsrule2 says: Apr 14, 2014 10:32 AM

    After all these teams finish with him, will he have an arm left come draft time?

  6. RexCanCoach says: Apr 14, 2014 10:54 AM

    All GM’s – Do you want to draft a QB that couldn’t win the starting QB job at Rutgers in 2010? I didn’t think so…

  7. ronin262 says: Apr 14, 2014 11:00 AM

    McShay is a joke as a draft analyst. Why ESPN gives him air time is beyond me. And this guy Savage has played only one full year of college football and will get selected ahead of multi year starters from big time programs like McCarron, Murray, and Mettenberger? Because he has the strongest arm of all of them? I can’t believe that, sorry.

  8. granadafan says: Apr 14, 2014 11:07 AM

    That’s a bit of an unfortunate name. It’s like sharing a name with Glenn Beck.

  9. sarcasm says: Apr 14, 2014 11:29 AM

    This guy doesn’t have the ilk of a #1 overall pick to dictate where the workouts occur, but something should be able to worked out like where teams could co-sponsor visits, where they share a workout and then have their own private meetings.

    Some make easy things far too complicated.

  10. bobzilla1001 says: Apr 14, 2014 11:38 AM

    RexCanCoach:
    Once upon a time, Joe Flacco couldn’t win the starting job at the University of Pittsburgh. What’s your point?

  11. antilogicalvoicesays says: Apr 14, 2014 12:51 PM

    Tom Savage = Blake Bortles minus the offensive weapons.

  12. cuttyplease says: Apr 14, 2014 1:27 PM

    The draft being moved back 2 more weeks has just led to more inanity.

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