This University of Texas quarterback has been rising in the NFL Draft boards and could be in a position to be drafted by the New Orleans Saints.
The New Orleans Saints have decisions to make at the quarterback position. That is no secret to any person who knows remotely about the NFL. That means that in free agency or the NFL Draft, the Saints have to find someone and quick.
We have already talked about just every free agent. In the NFL Draft prospects, we have discussed stretch options like Mac Jones and Kyle Trask, but we have also mentioned some others with my favorite prospect among them — Kellen Mond.
However, this quarterback from Texas has been a slow riser on the draft boards and has put himself in a position to maybe be considered a prospect at the Saints No. 28 position. Sam Ehlinger has made people notice who he is.
Throughout his four years in college, Ehlinger threw for 11,436 yards and 94 touchdowns with only 27 interceptions. His yards per completion was 7.7 yards on average throughout the four years. He also had a rating of 145.0.
He also added almost 2,000 yards on the ground with 33 rushing touchdowns. While not amazing, he can be considered a dual-threat quarterback. He’s not a fast runner, but he runs with power and can quickly become an open-field threat.
As anyone else does, he has his cons as well.
He can work on his deep throws and deep accuracy. However, the Saints’ staff will get him on the field, and they will work on him to adjust his cons to become pros for the team. That is their specialty.
In my mind, Ehlinger, who could drop outside of the first few rounds, is now rivaling Kellen Mond for the top prospect I want the Saints to draft. We will see how much he rises as the draft comes closer.
Either way, the Saints need to keep an eye on this Texas’ quarterback.