Phil Savage, Executive Director of Reese’s Senior Bowl and Crimson Tide Radio Analyst, joined the Scott Garceau Show with Jeremy Conn and Jason La Canfora to recap College Football’s National Championship and look ahead to the Senior Bowl. “After seeing Ohio State in person against Alabama ten days ago, I just felt like they were going to be the more physical team along both lines of scrimmage… I just felt like Ohio State was going to have more depth over the course of 60 minutes.”

Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones made a lot of noise in the College Football Playoff with his first three starts in his college career being the Big Ten Championship, the Sugar Bowl, and the National Championship Game where Jones won all three. Scott asked  Phil if Jones has a legitimate chance to be drafted this year. “Well there’s no doubt that he’s firmly on the radar now as a potential pro prospect. I think that the real distinction here is that when a team drafts a quarterback in the top three rounds, they’re saying that he is a potential starter. When they take a flyer on a quarterback in the fourth round or later, it’s a take a shot developmental type of circumstance. That’s the big debate on Cardale Jones.  Does he have the skill and the size and the arm strength to compete in the NFL? Maybe one day but his playing resume is so thin that I think at this moment it would be hard for him not to probably be a fourth or fifth round draft pick if he came out. If he goes back and takes care of the daily details, the work ethic, the leadership and he can get the Ohio State coaching staff on his side which through out most of the season they were not.  They were disappointed in all of those things, then I think he could really elevate himself. I would be surprised if he made that move, I think it would be foolish at this time. But at the same time he is 22 years old and has a new child.”