Pittsburgh QB Tom Savage turned down invite to 2014 NFL Draft

Tom Savage, a redshirt senior out of Pitt, has emerged as a potential first-round pick. (USATSI)
Tom Savage, a redshirt senior out of Pitt, has emerged as a potential first-round pick. (USATSI)

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You want to know how hot Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage is right now? Dude turned down an invite to the 2014 NFL Draft.

At least according to Pittsburgh's Twitter account anyway:

Over the past two weeks, Savage has rocketed up draft boards, drawing praise for his big arm and ability to stand strong in the pocket.

It actually makes sense to turn down the NFL's offer to attend the draft, and not because he's the draft equivalent of Hansel.

It makes sense for Savage to decline the invite because he's fairly unlikely to go in the first round. If he isn't drafted in the first 32 picks, he'll have to stick around for the second day, when it's a little more awkward to be kicking it in the green room.

He could've potentially called his shot and gone to the draft hoping he landed late in the first.

But Savage made the smart play declining the invite in this case.

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Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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