New Orleans Saints: 3 late-round draft picks to consider

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James Morgan: Florida International University

James Morgan is a 6-foot-4, 213-pound quarterback who played his college football at Florida International University.

Morgan, a pro-style quarterback, performed well at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine. Morgan posted results of 4.89 forty yard dash, 7.51 three-cone drill, 4.64 20 yard shuttle, 29-inch vertical jump, and a 9-foot-4 broad jump.

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The former FIU signal-caller wasn’t always a member of the Golden Panthers, in fact, he started his college career at Bowling Green.

In two seasons as the starting quarterback at Bowling Green, Morgan completed nearly 52 percent of his passes, tossed 3,342 yards, threw 25 touchdowns, and tossed 22 interceptions.

His career started out rough, but he saw drastic improvement following his transfer to Florida International, a reason many prospects to transfer elsewhere.

In two seasons at Florida International, the Bowling Green transfer completed nearly 62 percent of his passes, threw for over 5,300 yards, hurled 40 touchdowns, and threw just 12 interceptions.

Morgan also broke several school records including most passing touchdowns in a season (26), highest pass efficiency in a season (157.6), and most passing yards in a bowl game (312).

The Saints need a backup quarterback who can learn under Sean Payton and Drew Brees for a year then compete with Taysom Hill for the starting job following Drew Brees’ retirement. Adding a quarterback in the draft this year is a must for the future of the Saints.