New Orleans Saints first-round pick will likely come from TCU
Looking toward the 2020 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints first-round pick (24th overall) will come from Texas Christian University.
There are two gaping holes on the New Orleans Saints that they need to fill in this years’ NFL Draft — wide receiver and cornerback. Fortunately, both of those options could be found within the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs.
Star wide receiver, Jalen Reagor, and star cornerback, Jeff Gladney, both declared for the NFL Draft this year. They are both late first to early second-round pick projections. That is right where the New Orleans Saints pick at.
For the New Orleans Saints to find the right plug to fill their holes, they will need to look deep into the Horned Frogs stars. Both Gladney and Reagor would fill gaps, however, the Saints will only get a chance at one of them in the first round.
Jalen Reagor has immense potential attached to him. He has a natural instinct to find the open spot, find the ball, and make a big play to open up the game. Reagor almost seems like a better receiver when he has to stretch out and go up and get the football.
Reagor boasts as one of the fastest players in this year’s draft class. He thrives in the vertical passing game and that is exactly what the Saints need with Michael Thomas playing the short-yardage game most of this season.
Jeff Gladney is a three-star redshirt senior entering this year’s draft. Gladney has extreme quickness when it comes to breaking on the ball. He brings a big frame for a cornerback making him a willing open-field tackler.
Gladney has athleticism and vision — two things that can not be taught. He displays good speed and is able to read and jump receiver routes. Gladney will fit in nicely opposite Marshon Lattimore should the Saints choose to go with him at No. 24.
The New Orleans Saints have two star-studded players to chose from out of TCU. Both of them will make immediate impacts on and off the field. Now the choice becomes a hard one, do you target a wide receiver or a cornerback?