New Orleans Saints seven-round 2020 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

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Round Five: #169 Overall

The New Orleans Saints have addressed a few of their needs at this point and should look to add depth.

I have the Saints selecting Nebraska cornerback Lamar Jackson in the fifth round.

Jackson is a 6-foot-2, 206-pound cornerback who has excellent size and stature. The 21-year-old displays top-tier athleticism and length for the cornerback position and is ultra-competitive when it comes to winning his individual matchups.

Jackson is a willing tackler and shows excellent recovery when a wide receiver gets a step on him. In his college career with the Cornhuskers, Jackson tallied 117 tackles, one sack, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovered, five interceptions, and 22 passes defended.

The Saints need to add some youth and depth to the cornerback position and could get a steal with Jackson falling this late.