Ever since Tom Brady went from being the 199th overall pick to winning the Super Bowl; fans, scouts, coaches and GM's have been looking for the new Golden Boy - a quarterback from the lower reaches of the draft leading his side to the Championship game.

Well stop the presses because we've found this years version, ladies and gentleman I present to you...Tom Savage.

Coming out of Pittsburgh, Savage is everything that you would want from your typical pocket passer.

The 6ft 4in, 230 pound 23-year old can throw the ball like his biceps are made out of dynamite and is arguably the best deep thrower out of the whole quarterback class.

There's a hell of a lot of stuff that Tom Savage does right, but first a look at his past.

Savage enrolled at Rutgers in 2009 and was named starting quarterback after the first game of his freshman season. He led the team to a 9-4 record and passed for 2,211 yards and 14 touchdowns, recording just 7 interceptions.

Savage's impressive performances led to him being named to the All-American freshman side. But things took a turn from there.

Just a few games into his sophomore season, Savage suffered a hand injury which ultimately led to his replacement as starter by Chas Dodd.

After being overtaken on the depth chart, Savage requested a transfer and went to Arizona. However, after Arizona appointed Rich Rodriguez as new head coach, Savage applied for another transfer and declared he would move to Pittsburgh.

In 2013 he shone for the Panthers, an incredible feat considering it was his first full season as a starter in four years. Savage completed 61% of his 389 passes, going for 2958 yards, 21 touchdowns and just nine interceptions, averaging 7.6 yards per attempt.

His size, throwing prowess, and leadership has led to multiple NFL analysts - and me - praising him to the rafters to be a sleeper that could definitely become a starting QB if given the chance.

He looks like the traditional drop-back passer that has thrived in the NFL for years before and will still do in the future. Add to that his experience working in a pro-style offense and you get a prospect that could learn an NFL playbook with utmost ease, putting him ahead of most other higher rated quarterbacks in this draft.

Whatever team eventually goes for Savage will be glad that they did. He's an interesting prospect that has slipped under the radar and could shock many in the pre-season.

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