Former Pitt quarterback Tom Savage has been quickly rising up some boards as the 2014 NFL Draft approaches next month, and according to ESPN, he will visit with the Oakland Raiders on Friday as he looks to boost that stock even more.
"The week began for the Oakland Raiders with a visit from polarizing quarterback prospect Johnny Manziel, the former Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M.It will end with a stopover by an intriguing draft climber in Pittsburgh QB Tom Savage, ESPN.com has learned."
Originally after the college football season ended, Savage was projected to be going in the later rounds, near the fourth or fifth, but after some impressive workouts, he has vaulted himself up the boards in the eyes of many, and there have been some that are whispering rumors of the second round.
In his one and only season at Pitt last year after transferring from Rutgers, Savage led the team to a bowl appearance, throwing for 2,958 yards and 21 touchdowns with just nine interceptions.
The Raiders recently acquired veteran Matt Schaub from the Houtson Texans to be their starter, but their back up situation is up in the air with the team not being completely sure about Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin not having fully proven himself just yet.