If the New Orleans Saints are going to catch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2021, it’ll be behind a loaded draft class come subsequent week.
It’s a brand new day in New Orleans.
Out is Drew Brees, in is uncertainty. The Saints are doubtless going to begin Jameis Winston below middle, a yr after he discovered on the knee of Brees and head coach Sean Payton. Nonetheless, whereas Winston threw for five,000 yards in 2019 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he additionally launched an unfathomable 30 interceptions.
Talking of the Buccaneers, they’re the reigning Tremendous Bowl champs and the chief obstacle to New Orleans getting again to the highest. Listed here are just a few strikes the Saints can contemplate throughout the 2021 NFL Draft.
3 strikes the Saints ought to make within the 2021 NFL Draft
1. Add one other weapon within the passing recreation
The Saints are choosing No. 28 total and may have a litany of choices. Nonetheless, including a receiver to assist Winston (or Taysom Hill, particularly Taysom Hill) could be the good transfer. Normal supervisor Mickey Loomis may have a hoard of intriguing receivers to choose from together with Minnesota’s Rashod Bateman, Florida’s Kadarius Toney, Ole Miss’ Elijah Moore and Purdue’s Rondale Moore to call just a few.
2. Commerce up and be aggressive for a QB
No person will ever accuse the Saints of being low-key below Loomis. With eight picks at their disposal, maybe it’s time to make a transfer up the board for a quarterback. If Trey Lance or Justin Fields begins to fall, Loomis ought to be burning the cellphone traces to get his substitute for Brees. It could be the sort of transfer that probably units up the franchise for 15 years.
3. Discover one other lockdown nook
The Saints struck proverbial gold in 2017 once they nabbed Ohio State’s, Marshon Lattimore. He’s change into an elite cornerback, and perhaps it’s time to pair him with a participant commensurate to his personal expertise. It is a class loaded at nook, and if the Saints took Asante Samuel Jr. from Florida State, it might be a house run.