Phil Savage impressed by Rams visit

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Phil Savage has seen and done almost everything there is to do in the NFL, spending more than two decades as a coach, scout and executive. He even reached the height of his profession as a general manager, holding the post for the Cleveland Browns for four seasons.

But now Savage works as the executive director of the Senior Bowl and does television work right here on ESPN as a contributor to "NFL Insiders." Savage stopped by Rams Park on Tuesday and watched the St. Louis Rams' first padded practice. He walked the sidelines and spent much of the workout next to current Rams general manager Les Snead.

Wednesday morning, Savage offered thoughts on what he saw on his Twitter account, @SeniorBowlPhil. Among the players standing out to Savage: defensive ends Robert Quinn and Chris Long, linebacker Alec Ogletree, defensive tackle Aaron Donald, tight end Cory Harkey and quarterback Sam Bradford.

Savage is scheduled to appear on NFL Insiders on Thursday and has promised to offer more takeaways from his visit to Rams Park. The show is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Here's a sampling of Savage's initial thoughts: