The Second and Third round begins tonight for the New Orleans Saints. As of now, the Saints have one pick in the second and two picks in the third.
Predicting the third round get very complicated as the sample size grows. With 32 teams grading hundreds of player, things get convoluted. Equally important, the Saints really need to be dialed in as the picks come in a lot quicker. The Saints have to go defense in the second round. In the third, there are a ton of options.
Look for an EDGE rusher to go for sure to the Black and Gold. Still hoping that Tanoh Kpassgnon will end up with the Saints. However, it’s very tricky. Grading Kpassgnon varies from the 2nd-3rd round. The Saints probably do want to pick him, but the key will be pulling the trigger at the right moment.
To put in another way, there are other players that may have a higher grade. For this reason, it’s important to make the right pick at the right time. In my opinion, picking three defensive players would be ideal. Nevertheless, the tight end class is so talented this year, that one of the picks may have to go that route.
The running back position is still a possibility. Even with the signing of Adrian Peterson. At the present time, the Saints will be looking for a linebacker since they just missed on Reuben Foster. Double dipping on a cornerback wouldn’t be a bad idea as well. This is the top 10 prospects the Saints may wanna target in the third round:
1.) Sidney Jones CB Washington
2.) Raekwon Mcmillan LB Ohio St.
3.) Tarell Basham DE Ohio
4.) Duke Riley LB LSU
5.) Montravius Adams DT Auburn
6.) Carlos Henderson WR Louisiana Tech
7.) Josh Dobbs QB Tennessee
8.) Donta Foreman RB Texas
9.) George Kittle TE Iowa
10.) Shaquill Griffin CB UCF