Round 5: #169 Overall
In the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, I have the New Orleans Saints drafting Myles Bryant, a cornerback from the University of Washington. Bryant is a 5-foot-8, 183-pound cornerback who is known for his ability to break on the ball and break up passes.
At this point in the draft, the Saints have already addressed their most important needs and can simply add depth. The Saints have several contracts about to expire at the cornerback position in the next two years and adding depth now is important.
Bryant, a college walk-on, performed very well at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine.
Bryant ran a 4.62 forty yard dash, a 6.81 three-cone drill, and a 4.02 twenty yard shuttle. Bryant had a 31.5-inch vertical jump and a 115-inch broad jump. Bryant has proven that size doesn’t matter, and his combine numbers show just that.
Myles Bryant put together a great career with the Washington Huskies.
Bryant logged 177 career tackles, 114 solo tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumbles recovered, four interceptions, 15 passes defended, and one defensive touchdown.
Considering Bryant went into college as a walk-on, those numbers are incredible.
Myles Bryant would be a great fit for the Saints defense.
He shows the ability to play both man and zone coverages very well and is a turnover machine. He plays with great energy and is a leader both on and off the field. If Bryant is available in the fifth round, the Saints should pull the trigger on him.