Former Pitt QB Tom Savage has been quite busy leading up to this year's NFL Draft, which takes place May 8-10. Below is recent coverage featuring the former Panther and some extra goodies from our Pitt Live Wire crew.
of surprise players ... 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.
Savage is popular because he's got an above-average NFL arm right now--some are
calling it the best in the draft--and showed well over the last half of last
season with a bad offensive line at Pitt. He spent Friday with the Oakland
staff, and that's a place he'd fit in well. Amazing to think a player so
itinerant and with so little college success could be leap-frogging A.J.
McCarron, Aaron Murray and Zach Mettenberger. But there's a good chance Savage
will. Todd McShay had Houston taking Savage with the 33rd overall pick. Now
there'd be a way to kick off the second day of the draft in style, with a stunner
Pitt's Aaron Donald, Tom Savage and Devin Street have been in Indianapolis the last few days representing the Panthers at the 2014 NFL Combine. The trio have been impressive, to say the least. Pitt Live Wire has compiled below a few of the highlights from the coverage. Donald, Savage and Street will now look forward to Pitt's Pro Day on March 3 and the NFL Draft, held May 8-10 in New York City.
There have been some great Pitt football features in the media on Wednesday morning including a column on QB Tom Savage in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, an article on DB Ray Vinopal in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and a feature on star DT Aaron Donald on ESPN.com. To get more insight on these standouts, check out the links below!
Pitt wide receivers Devin Street and Tyler Boyd have seen much success already this season and, along with quarterback Tom Savage, are making a real impact on the Panthers production. The ESPN.com's Matt Fortuna featured the dynamic duo in a Tuesday morning blog: Receivers provide huge boost for Pitt
Pitt's impressive 58-point performance against Duke on the road on Saturday has brought in numerous awards and honors for the Panthers. A complete list of these honors is below. Be sure to vote for senior QB Tom Savage in the Davey O'Brien Award Fan Vote, as well as the Capital One Cup Impact Performance of the Week.