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Vikings 2024 NFL draft scouting report: Florida State QB Jordan Travis

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This series will be your guide to the 2024 draft class. From scouting reports to mock drafts and exploring different scenarios, we will be covering the NFL draft and the future of the Minnesota Vikings from all angles.

The focus of the draft class in this space will be on the Vikings’ major needs at quarterback, running back, defensive line and edge rusher. We will also focus on wide receiver since it’s a loaded class and an increased chance to get a Stefon Diggs-type steal in the later rounds.

The Vikings are slated to have 9 picks going into the NFL draft and they need to make the most out of them.

Background

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Jordan Travis

  • Florida State

  • Transfer from Louisville

  • Height-6010

  • Weight-212 lbs

  • Sixth-year Senior

  • 3-Star recruit per 247 Sports

  • Stats: 637-of-1,027 (62.0%), 8,715 yards, 66 touchdowns, 20 interceptions, 417 carries, 1,950 yards, 31 touchdowns

  • Games watched: LSU 2023, Clemson 2023, Duke 2023

Strengths

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Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Travis is a dual-threat quarterback with some major elusiveness. He manages the pocket well and slides away from pressure when it comes his way.

With his dual-threat ability, Travis is a talented creator. He can extend plays and give plays a second life.

Travis has a good arm with capable arm strength. He isn’t afraid to fire the ball into tight windows and trust his eyes. He can throw the ball from multiple angles and platforms.

Weaknesses

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Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Stares down his receiver too often. Happens a lot mainly due to running mostly half-field reads. He also doesn’t always see defenders in zone coverage, resulting in unnecessary turnover-worthy plays.

Struggles with placement, especially past 20 yards. He only completed 18/58 passes (31.0%) and only had an adjusted percentage of 36.2%. That lack of accuracy and placement will be a struggle for Travis at the next level.

He also is dealing with a brutal injury, as he broke his ankle against North Alabama in November.

Overview

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Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

Arm Strength

7.1/10

Accuracy

7.4/10

Mechanics

7.4/10

Ball Placement

6.7/10

Throwing Motion

7.6/10

Progressions

7.3/10

Decision Making

7.5/10

Functional Mobility

8.9/10

Durability

6.0/10

Poise

7.1/10

Grade

73.0/100 Fourth Round

Travis is a talented player with dual-threat ability, but he has real issues that need to be answered. Can he be a true developmental guy as a 24 year old sixth-year player? How will his ankle injury hinder him long-term? I wouldn’t have him on my board from the outside looking in but if teams are comfortable, he could be an intriguing option.

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Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire