The New Orleans Saints have made a habit of moving up in the draft, oftentimes into the second or even late first round. Expect the same movement in 2020.
While we aren’t overly sure who the New Orleans Saints top targets are in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft which commences on Thursday, there’s no denying they may want a draft pick a few spots higher than their current one.
Slated to pick No. 24 in the first round, the Saints may want to jump up in the pecking order to ensure they select the player that’s perfect for their system, whether that be Justin Jefferson, Patrick Queen, Jordan Love or any of the other highly talented prospects.
While we’ve similar the draft 100 times and it came out to be Patrick Queen, the Saints may have different plans in mind, and given their recent past, it’s certainly possible.
The Saints have moved up in the last two drafts, helping make a cause for them to do it yet again.
In 2018, the Saints traded with the Packers in order to slide up 13 spots and secure defensive end Marcus Davenport. Just last year, they move up to 48 and selected OL Erik McCoy who had a terrific rookie season.
History says they may move up and so does logic.
For the first time in a while, the Saints are looking at comp picks next season. With Teddy Bridgewater and Vonn Bell both having left, the team could bring in as high as a third-round pick. They know that, making a move to trade future picks that much more enticing.
Without a second-round pick due to last season’s draft-day trade, the Saints may either look to move into the second round to nab another prospect that could help them contender or move up in order to select a prospect that may not fall at No. 24.
Either way, the avenue in which the Saints future is headed, do not be shocked when you hear they’re involved in a draft-day trade.