The Bengals could be satisfied by their depth at quarterback behind starter Andy Dalton. They have opted to retain a pair of backups, Josh Johnson and Zac Robinson, while also signing Jason Campbell, who was coordinator Hue Jackson's quarterback during his time with the Oakland Raiders.
But the Campbell signing could be the beginning of the end of Johnson's tenure behind Dalton. Therefore, quarterback could be a position of interest in this year's draft.
Obviously, Dalton is ensconced as the starter, so players like Johnny Manziel or Blake Bortles aren't on their radar. But instead of taking a more recognizable name like A.J. McCarron with a mid-round pick, Pitt's Tom Savage seems to be a better fit as a developmental prospect.
He is relatively inexperienced, having missed the 2011 season after transferring from Rutgers to Arizona and then again in 2012, after he transferred from Arizona to Pitt. However, his one season with the Pittsburgh and his measurables make him an intriguing prospect in this year's draft.
He completed 61.2 percent of his 389 attempts in 2013 for 2,958 yards, 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions in Pitt's pro-style offense. His strength? Well, it's his strength. Savage is 6'4" and 228 pounds; scouts tell NFL.com he may have the strongest arm in this year's draft class.
He also boasts good pocket awareness, but he's lacking in both accuracy and mobility. The latter could be improved upon enough to make him a quality backup for Dalton or perhaps help push the veteran as the years progress.
If the Bengals want to get younger at quarterback while finding what WalterFootball.com characterizes as a "diamond in the rough," they should forget the McCarrons and Zach Mettenbergers of the draft and look at Savage instead.