Saints named a good fit for a couple of forgotten prospects

As the 2024 NFL Draft approaches, the New Orleans Saints have been named an ideal fit for some prospects that have flown under the radar.
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The 2024 NFL Draft is near, and with the Combine and pro days finished for the most part, teams have been conducting private visits with prospects as they start the process of finalizing their draft boards. For the New Orleans Saints, whose first pick is at No. 14, then again at No. 45, the plan is starting to come into focus.

All signs point to New Orleans taking an offensive tackle in the first round. With both right and left tackle being a question mark, it only makes sense. In the second round, at pick No. 45, a receiver seems like the most likely direction for the Saints, as they hope to replace Michael Thomas. After that, however, New Orleans can go in several different directions.

While only certain prospects have been stealing all the headlines as the draft approaches, there are a ton of prospects that are flying under the radar, some who could end up with the Saints. Brent Sobleski, in a recent piece for Bleacher Report, named the best team fits for injured prospects. Because of injuries, most of these players haven’t been able to participate in the physical parts of the pre-draft process, essentially putting them out of sight, out of mind.

However, when these guys were healthy, they were different makers for their college teams and could be at the next level. Two of those guys, Jordan Travis and Zak Zinter, Sobleski believes the Saints are a fit for.

Saints named a fit for Jordan Travis and Zak Zinter

Jordan Travis is a quarterback out of Florida State that sustained a gruesome ankle injury and Zak Zinter is an interior offensive lineman from Michigan that snapped the tibia and fibula in his left leg back in late November. While both players sustained horrific injuries, they are recovering and focused on their dream of playing in the NFL.

At 6-foot-6, 306 pounds, coming from a school like Michigan, Zinter is expected to thrive in the NFL once he’s back healthy. New Orleans could definitely use him. While he isn’t a tackle, the Saints could benefit from adding some guards as well.

Jordan Travis’ NFL outlook isn’t quite the same. Despite lighting things up with Florida State prior to his injury, he wasn’t expected to be among the very top quarterback names. Still, he’s a talented, intriguing option. Sobleski argued that Travis is a nice developmental addition for franchises with older or uncertain quarterback situations. The New Orleans Saints certainly fit that category, and could explore drafting Travis with a late-round pick.