KennyTheKangaroo wrote:To elaborate on stoosh's (spot on and well thought out) post, the following thoughts:
Before 2013 season, if someone were to suggest that savage had a chance to get drafted, it wouldnt have been a silly notion. After watching him in the first few games-when the offense was all about the five step drop-there were throws that he made that probably 3 or 4 guys, max, in college football could make. He made a cross field pass to boyd in the FSU game (after the game was decided) that was just eye popping after watching 3 years of tino.
But at the end of the day, the guy is a stiff.
Should he get drafted? Yes. In the 2nd or 3rd round? No.
Should have elaborated on this in my initial post more. While I think he'll certainly be drafted and agree that he deserves to be drafted, I think Savage ultimately falls into that second tier of QB draftees that are best be described as "projects". He has the physical tools that will merit interest, but in the long run he's going to require a good bit of work and coaching to be much more than lower-tier starter. He'll probably top out as a career backup or occasional spot-starter, which is obviously still a pretty good gig if you can get it.