New Orleans Saints: A look at the positives and negatives from the 2020 NFL Draft

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 30: Cesar Ruiz #51 prepares to snap the ball during the second half of a college football game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium on November 30, 2019 in Ann Arbor, MI. The Ohio State Buckeyes won the game 56-27 over the Michigan Wolverines. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images)
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 30: Cesar Ruiz #51 prepares to snap the ball during the second half of a college football game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium on November 30, 2019 in Ann Arbor, MI. The Ohio State Buckeyes won the game 56-27 over the Michigan Wolverines. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images) /
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The New Orleans Saints went a completely different route than expected in the 2020 NFL Draft but still acquired great talent to build around their future. 

The New Orleans Saints left their fan base stunned following their first-round selection of Cesar Ruiz, but they made the correct pick looking back at it. While many wanted Patrick Queen, an LSU linebacker, Payton decided to shore up the offensive line.

The Saints entered the 2020 NFL Draft with a few obvious needs at wide receiver, linebacker, and quarterback amongst other things. While they really only filled a few of them, the Saints are still likely to be active in finding talented undrafted free agents.

That said, in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Saints had four picks. While they entered the draft with five, they traded the farm for third-round pick Adam Trautman, their second pick in the third round.

With a ton of movement, the Saints made several shocking picks, including Ruiz. However, they filled spots and ultimately had a very successful draft.

All in all, the Saints had a much better draft then they were hoping to have, despite only having four selections.

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