If this player slides, the New Orleans Saints should trade up
If this player starts to slide down the draft board, the New Orleans Saints should make a trade-up immediately to draft him as a mid to high pick.
The New Orleans Saints always have the feel of trade coming on, especially in these last few drafts. Mostly, because in recent memory, draft trades are a staple for the fans of the black and gold.
This year the fans are wondering, what is it going to be. Who is it going to be for?
The New Orleans Saints have the No. 24 pick in the draft. That is not very high and certainly not high enough to take a top player at their position. For that to happen, they would most likely need to trade inside of the top 15 at least.
This year, the quarterback position is the position that fans are looking at thinking it would be okay to trade up for a quarterback that could potentially take over for Drew Brees. There is no doubt later options like Fromm or Hurts, but there is something special about the top guys.
Players like Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, Jordan Love, and Justin Herbert could change a team for years to come. The player that New Orleans should be on the lookout for is Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
The Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins, and Los Angeles Chargers are all vying for a quarterback in the early picks of the draft. Cincinnati is 100% going with LSU star Joe Burrow. However, if Tua Tagovailoa were to fall past Miami, it would be time to think about a trade.
I agree, trading up to No. 5 to out best Miami would be hard, and the Saints would have to give up half their draft class for him. Although, if he were to fall past Miami, the Chargers draft slot is a little more manageable.
If the team gets word that the Chargers are not going Tagovailoa and he falls even farther, the Saints should immediately pursue trading up as high as they can to snag the quarterback. Remember, we could be talking about the future head of a franchise.
Let’s also be real — this could take multiple first-round picks and a few mid-round picks. The worth of Tua would also have to thought of, but if they believe in his potential, they need to do what they can to trade up for him.