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NFL Draft Report Super Sleeper: Savage

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Pittsburgh's Tom Savage has the arm strength, moxie and confidence to develop into a starting quarterback, says longtime NFL head scout Dave-Te' Thomas. Thomas breaks down Savage's game in 14 phases and compares him to an established starter in Part 1 of a series.

Teams need to hit "home runs" with their first- and second-day draft selections, but around the mid-rounds, you will see unknown players start to filter into the draft process. These are players that scouts are convinced only need some patient coaching to develop into a quality starter at the professional level. That scout's commitment to those players requires that evaluator to work hard in... Recommended Stories

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