The draft cycle can get punchy. How else can we explain why this is happening?
The stunner this draft season is a quarterback who threw 83 passes as a Rutgers sophomore in 2010, then didn't play college football in 2011 or 2012 as he transferred from Rutgers to Arizona to Pitt. 'The hottest guy in the draft,' Brandt of Tom Savage. How hot is he? Late last week Savage's agent, Neil Schwartz, had to tell two teams who wanted to set up a visit or meeting with the quarterback that he didn't have any time left to do so. 'There are literally no days left on his calendar for him to go see any other teams,' Schwartz said Saturday.
The deadline for teams to host players or work them out is April 27, and by then Savage is scheduled to have either worked out for or had visits with 24 or 25 teams. That's an amazing number of workouts and/or meetings ... and when I say meetings with teams, I mean time with either the GM, coach, offensive coordinator or two or three of those.
All that hullabaloo about Pittsburgh's Tom Savage from The MMQB's Peter King.
Savage is so popular that he was invited to the opening night of the NFL draft, an invitation he turned down.
Draft surprises are nothing new, but from no-name prospect behind at least a dozen guys at his position to potential first-rounder in a matter of weeks? If Tom Savage gets taken in the first round or anywhere near it, he has the extended draft season to thank, in part.
All combine results courtesy of NFL.com.