Houston (CBS-Houston) – The NFL Draft is done and OTA’s are underway for most NFL teams. The next crop of NFL hopefuls are waiting in the wings as they have roughly 85 days and counting before kickoff. The upcoming season will represent the final season of a productive college career for some, while for others, this is only the beginning.
Phil Savage will be patiently waiting and watching those hopefuls. He is Executive Director of the Reese’s Senior Bowl and has worked in the NFL as a coach, scout, and executive for 20 years. Savage served as Director of College Scouting and later as Director of Player Personnel with the Baltimore Ravens. He also served as General Manager of the Cleveland Browns and is the Color Analyst for University of Alabama football broadcasts.
Savage joined us on College Football Today to review the 2014 NFL Draft and to look ahead at collegiate players who could possibly make an impact during the upcoming season. We also talk about what future NFL prospects can expect during the process; the intense scrutiny, the arduous workouts, and, of course, the physical exams.
Finally, few conversations are complete without a mention of former Aggie and current Cleveland Browns quarterback, Johnny Manziel. Savage predicts the exact date of his first start and the opponent Johnny Football will face.
Sticking with the subject of quarterback, which ones will have the biggest impact on their teams particularly in the SEC. Two of the returning starters in the conference have more experience than the rest. Will their teams benefit from their experience?