1. Jordan Travis, Florida State
Jordan Travis's 2023 season was cut short, resulting in his projection as a fifth-round pick. The 6-foot-1, 212-pound former Florida State signal-caller will turn 24 years old before Week 1 of the 2024 NFL season as he comes off being named ACC Player of the Year.
Travis completed 64% of his passes over the last two seasons, averaging 249 yards per game. He had 44 touchdowns to just seven interceptions during the 2022 and 2023 seasons. Up until last season, he was a threat in the running game (he's projected to run a 4.60-second 40), accumulating 1,506 yards and 21 touchdowns from 2020-22. The combination of arm talent and mobility allows Travis to improvise and create plays out of nothing.
He does not just take off and run but rather shows a great understanding of when to run and when not to. He has a quick release and shows pro throwing mechanics. He understands what the defense is trying to do, and is able to take advantage. His arm strength is good but not elite. He needs to get the ball out sooner, as he tends to wait for his receivers to get completely open before throwing the ball.
Overall, this is a deep draft for quarterbacks, and the Vikings should have no issue filling the shoes of Kirk Cousins.