Where will Jordan Travis get drafted? Exploring Florida State QB's draft stock

Capital One Orange Bowl - Georgia v Florida State
Capital One Orange Bowl - Georgia v Florida State

Jordan Travis was a big deal in 2023.

The Florida State quarterback led the Seminoles to their first undefeated record since 2014 - throwing for 2,734 yards and 20 touchdowns, claiming ACC Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year, and finishing in the top five in Heisman voting.

But on Friday's Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft, he went unclaimed (in fact, not a single quarterback went off the board in Rounds 2 and 3).


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2024 NFL Draft: Where will Jordan Travis go?

Unfortunately, Travis did not get to finish his college football regular season after gravely injuring his leg against North Alabama. That injury prevented him from performing at the combine, so scouts had no idea how capable he could really be, thus reducing his draft stock as analysts became concerned over his health.

Initially projected to be a third-round pick, he may not come off the board until Round 5. There are two more prominent passers before him: South Carolina's Spencer Rattler and Notre Dame's Sam Hartman, while running back and tight end may get more attraction with the likes of Audric Estime and Ja'Tavion Sanders.

So where will he land? These three teams may get a quarterback...

2024 NFL Draft: Projecting potential landing spot for Jordan Travis

3) Seattle Seahawks

Sam Howell needs someone to test him in Seattle
Sam Howell needs someone to test him in Seattle

The Seattle Seahawks are in an interesting position.

Right now, they are playoff contenders under veteran Geno Smith. But his presumed backup, Sam Howell, was among 2023's most miserable quarterbacks, at 21 interceptions and 65 sacks taken, both league-highs.

That is a recipe for disaster, so John Schneider needs to have a better future than that. Is Jordan Travis the solution? Possibly.

2) Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders cannot content themselves with Gardner Minshew
The Raiders cannot content themselves with Gardner Minshew

The Las Vegas Raiders have the saddest quarterback rotation right now. As of this writing, they are expected to be led by Gardner Minshew, who was actually decent enough in relief of an injured Anthony Richardson to make the Pro Bowl.

Also, potential replacements like Aidan O'Connell and Anthony Brown do not seem to appear as the future of this franchise. The Raiders need an impact player like Jordan Travis.

1) New York Jets

Robert Saleh and Joe Douglas annot be content with an aging Aaron Rodgers
Robert Saleh and Joe Douglas annot be content with an aging Aaron Rodgers

The New York Jets have the oldest quarterback tandem in the league today: 40-year-old Aaron Rodgers and 34-year old Tyrod Taylor.

This reeks of a desperate "win-now" approach that is a major injury away from failing (and it happened already with Rodgers). Joe Douglas needs to think ahead and plan for the future without either veteran.

That's where Travis' role comes into play. He is young and hungry, like his potential teammates, Breece Hall and Garrett Wilson.

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