Although the Oakland Raiders could go any number of directions with the fifth-overall pick, it seems pretty clear they will not select a quarterback.
The Raiders still would like to add a young quarterback to develop behind Matt Schaub and they could be targeting former Pittsburgh Panthers’ quarterback Tom Savage.
According to Vic Tafur of The San Francisco Gate, the Raiders could take Savage on the second day of the draft.
The Raiders have been in on Savage since the beginning of the scouting process, before the recent hype which has the 6-foot-5, 230-pounder going even as high as the second round…
…Savage does need to speed up his decision-making in the pocket, and is still dealing with some rust and lack of experience because of his college travels. But the Raiders, according to sources, like not only his arm but also his intelligence and toughness.
He could be a perfect candidate to sit behind Schaub and McGloin and watch for a season or two.
Savage has made a huge move up draft boards in recent weeks so the Raiders would probably have to take him with their 36th overall pick or acquire him in a trade.