Why Is Jordan Travis Still Available in the 2024 NFL Draft? Florida State QB’s Draft Stock Sees Him Fall Out of Day 2

Jordan Travis is one of the best quarterbacks remaining in the 2024 NFL Draft. When will Florida State's experienced passer hear his name called?

Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis is one of the best remaining players in the NFL Draft at his position.

After six quarterbacks were drafted as first-round picks on Thursday night, none were selected on Day 2.

Day 3 is where teams often feel more comfortable taking “fliers” on high-upside players who flashed throughout college, and Travis fits that bill.

In six years of college football, Travis threw for 8,715 yards and 66 touchdowns to just 20 interceptions. In the later rounds or as an undrafted free agent, it’s a layup that an NFL team will want that sort of production in their QB room to at least take a look at his abilities.

Update: Jordan Travis was drafted by the New York Jets with the No. 171 overall pick in the fifth round.

Why Is Jordan Travis Still Available?

According to Travis’ scouting report, Pro Football Network NFL Draft analyst Ian Cummings always had Travis as an early-to-mid Day 3 selection.

Since no quarterbacks were drafted on Day 2 – including Spencer Rattler, who many thought would be selected in that range – Travis might have to wait a little longer to hear his name called.

He will be a 24-year-old rookie quarterback and will likely have to pay his dues as a backup or third-string option while he waits for his opportunity. However, Cummings explained in the scouting report why a team will take a swing on the upside.

“He’s a smart, competitive, and well-rounded presence whose athleticism and creation capacity are at the very pinnacle of his position group,” Cummings said.

Travis also has a bit of an injury history, which could scare off NFL decision-makers.

In FSU’s November game against the Florida Gators, Travis suffered a devastating ankle injury that sidelined him for the rest of the season. However, Travis said that he expects to be fully healed in early May, making him available to teams for camp.

“His injury may complicate his capital, but Travis has enough physical talent and more than enough experience to be a valuable component in an NFL QB room,” Cummings explained.

Travis’ mobility is what made him such a threat every time the football was snapped for the Seminoles. The ankle injury could fuel questions about his long-term mobility and durability, especially with limited arm strength as a deep ball passer.

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Regardless of his flaws, Travis is still on pace, projecting as a Day 3 NFL Draft selection and an adequate NFL backup. He will likely need to hear Rattler selected first, but a team could pounce on the experienced passer if they see a fit.

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