3 quarterbacks the New Orleans Saints should consider drafting
Number One: Jalen Hurts
Jalen Hurts is probably the most slept on quarterback prospect in the entire draft.
Hurts is a 6-foot-2, 225 pound quarterback who played his college football at Alabama for three years and Oklahoma to wrap it up. Hurts, 21, finished the 2019 season as the Heisman Trophy runner up to Louisiana State’s Joe Burrow.
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Hurts is a proven winner and his underdog mentality will transition well to the NFL. He went 47-5 in his college career while completing just over 65 percent of his passes for 9,477 yards and a touchdown to interception ratio of 80 to 20.
Hurts was unstoppable while running the ball as he did so 614 times in his career for 3,274 yards (5.3 average) and 43 touchdowns.
Hurts also had a successful NFL Scouting Combine where he made accurate, precise throws following his exceptional testing results. Hurts ran a 4.59 40-yard dash, had a 35-inch vertical jump, and had a 10-foot-5 inch broad jump.
Hurts would thrive developing under Drew Brees for a year and could directly compete with Taysom Hill for the starting job in 2021. Hurts is projected to go in the second round and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Saints trade up to acquire the successful signal-caller.