According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets hosted Pittsburgh QB Tom Savage last week for a pre-draft visit.
Savage is one of the faster-rising prospects in this draft. He has prototypical size, a very strong arm, and played in a pro-style offense. The major knock against Savage is that he often holds on to the ball longer then he should, and takes unnecessary sacks.
Most projections have Savage being selected in round 2 of the 2014 NFL Draft.
The Jets have raised some eyebrows with reports of several top quarterback prospects visiting the team, including-most recently- Jimmy Garoppolo, as reported by Rich Cimini of ESPN.
If the Jets were to invest an early-round pick in Savage, it would be difficult to ignore the potential implication on the current Jets quarterbacks.
QB Michael Vick was brought in this offseason to compete with QB Geno Smith, the presumptive starter. If the Jets were merely looking for quarterback depth in the draft, it would likely come in the later rounds.
As a senior, Savage threw for 2,958 yards, with 21 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.
We have Savage being drafted at No. 23 in the second round to the Bengals in our most recent 2014 NFL Mock Draft.