This time last year taking a quarterback would have been the best thing for the Kansas City Chiefs to do after finishing the season 2-14. The Chiefs ended up trading for Alex Smith before the draft and the rest is history.
The 2014 NFL Draft may not include Kansas City selecting a quarterback due to the fact that the Chiefs are pretty comfortable with the quarterbacks on the roster. Smith is coming off of the best season of his career, Chase Daniel proved to be a reliable back up in his one start this past season, and Tyler Bray is thought by some to be the future franchise quarterback for Kansas City.
If the Chiefs do decide to draft a quarterback this year, Tom Savage out of Pittsburgh would be a good selection. Savage is slated to go sometime in the fifth round (according to NFLDraftScouts.com) so maybe the Chiefs could pick him up then.
Tom Savage Combine Results
40-yard dash – 4.97 seconds
Vertical jump – 27.0 inch
Broad jump – 105.0 inch
3-cone drill – 7.33 seconds
20-yard shuttle – 4.36 seconds
(Courtesy of NFL.com)
Savage bounced between a few colleges, but played two seasons at Rutgers and one at Pittsburgh. He ended his senior season at Pitt with 2,958 passing yards, 21 passing touchdowns, three rushing touchdowns, and nine interceptions (Source: Sports Reference).
The bad news is that Kansas City only has six total picks in this year’s draft. Will they use one of their few picks on a position that is already well stocked?
Here’s what NFL.com’s Nolan Nawrocki had to say about Savage’s strengths,
“Terrific size. Sets with balance. Excellent arm strength to complete NFL throws — capable of sticking outs from the deep hash or launching balls 60 yards on the money. Experience in pro-style offense. Smart and hardworking. Solid personal and football character. Has tools to work with. Team captain.”
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