3 things the New Orleans Saints could do with the 24th pick

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Number One: Trade Back Into the Draft

The New Orleans Saints pick late in the first round with the 24th overall selection after an early postseason exit.

The Saints could choose to trade back with a team like the Miami Dolphins or Indianapolis Colts who have two second-round picks. They could then acquire similar talent there instead.

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The Colts and Dolphins are both teams who are currently rebuilding and could use an additional first-round pick. I give the nod to the Colts to potentially be trade partners with the Saints as they only have one first-round pick rather than the Miami Dolphins who currently own three.

The Colts also possess the 34th and 44th overall picks (both of which are in the second round) and could use those to trade up with the Saints to acquire the 24th overall pick. If offered, the Saints should pull the trigger on this deal.

The 2020 NFL Draft is filled with talent and hidden gems, and there’s plenty of talent to offer in the second round. The Saints also currently don’t have another draft pick following their 24th overall selection until pick number 88 in the third round.

The Saints still have a bit of a salary cap issue, but they could help solve that by drafting players in the later rounds to save money. Trading back with the Indianapolis Colts would be a smart move to make with the 24th overall pick.