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Potential Steelers QB Draft Target Gets Big Injury News



Pittsburgh Steelers 2024 NFL Draft Prospect Florida State QB Jordan Travis
Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jordan Travis (13) November 4, 2023 David Hague/PSN

Just last week at the 2024 NFL Combine, Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis said that he would not likely be cleared to return to full action from the broken leg that ended his (and effectively, the Seminoles’) 2023 season until May. 
But it seems that the potential Pittsburgh Steelers draft target is now ahead of that schedule. Agent Deiric Jackson told NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport on Thursday that Travis was told by doctors at a recent checkup that he should be fully cleared next month.

“At this point, I’m taking it day by day,” Travis said at the NFL Combine. “I got out of my boot about a week ago. So I mean, it’s pretty special. I’m so thankful to wake up every single day, look down at my shoes, and I’m so grateful. It’s been a journey, for sure. My family has helped me get through it. But yeah, I mean, I should be ready by May. That’s my goal. May, June so ready for it.”

It’s not clear if Travis will be cleared in time for teams to get a pre-draft look at him. The 2024 NFL Draft starts on April 26, and teams are only permitted to bring players in for visits until April 17. The Florida State pro day, which Travis will attend, is March 31, but he is not expected to run at that event.

A 6-foot-1, 201-pound, right-handed quarterback from West Palm Beach, Florida, Travis first started his college career at Louisville. He played in only three games with the Cardinals in 2018, and transferred closer to home at Florida State in 2019.

Travis didn’t play extensively until 2020, when he played eight games and threw for 1,000 yards for the first time in his career. He more than tripled that Toal in his breakout season in 2022, when Travis finished 226 of 353 for 3,214 yards, 24 touchdowns and five interceptions.
He was on pace to best those marks when he was injured early in FSU’s win over North Alabama on Nov. 18.

Travis is likely a Day Three draft option for the Steelers at quarterback, who are looking for at least two more passers to add to Kenny Pickett in the team’s quarterbacks room.

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