Here are the three smartest decisions New Orleans Saints’ front office could make this offseason
Number Two: Draft Jalen Hurts
Jalen Hurts is one of the most slept on quarterback prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-2 218 pound signal caller completed 65 percent of his passes in his tenure at Alabama and Oklahoma.
Hurts, 21, also tossed 9,477 yards and 80 touchdowns while only throwing 20 interceptions. Hurts is projected to be a second or third round pick and the Saints would be crazy not to attempt to trade up for him.
Hurts has the potential to be the best quarterback coming out of this draft, especially if he goes to a team like the Saints who already have key players. Hurts can torch opponents through the air as well as on the ground.
On the ground, he ran the rock 614 times for 3,274 yards and 43 touchdowns in his college career.
One thing that should be noted is that Hurts is a winner, going 48-5 in his college career and playing in eight bowl games in four seasons. Hurts is not intimidated by the big games and could perform well in the NFL.
Hurts finished second in Heisman voting behind Joe Burrow in 2019 and yet nobody is mentioning him amongst the best players in the draft. Making a play on a storied quarterback like Jalen Hurts would be a great move for the Saints and could pay off in the long run.
And, they wouldn’t ask him to immediately contribute, but to be learning, listening and training behind a future Hall of Fame quarterback for the next year.