Former NFL and Rutgers coach Greg Schiano said Pittsburgh QB Tom Savage, whom he coached in college, has the pocket fearlessness required of a good NFL QB.
"He's big, he's strong, and the biggest thing is he's tough. He stands in there and takes a hit. And that's what it is in that league. You're going to stand in there, and you're going to get it off just in the nick of time, then you're going to get hit," Schiano said on Tuesday's NFL Total Access' NFL Draft Preview. "He showed that as a freshman. I think he's got all the tools. He did sit out awhile. But I like that as a head coach. I say 'He's got a lot of improving to do, but he's a pretty darned good quarterback right now.'" Savage will likely hear his name called in the first half of Round 2, though NFL Media analyst Charles Davis suggested he might go in the first round. Schiano added: "The thing I loved most about him is he loves the game of football. He's going to live it. He's going to be in your building, he's going to be studying, grinding, that's the kind of guy I wanted leading our football team."