New Orleans Saints: A look at the positives and negatives from the 2020 NFL Draft
I give the New Orleans Saints an overall grade of a B+ in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The Saints drafted the best center in the draft according to Pro Football Focus and one of the smartest linemen in recent draft history.
Snagging a starting center while adding extreme diversity to the offensive line provides the Saints with long-term stability in that area as the Saints now have six different linemen who can play multiple positions.
The Saints also selected linebacker Zack Baun in the third round.
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Baunwas projected to go in the first round on many NFL experts’ draft boards, but he slid into the third round where the Saints traded up to snag him.
The Saints desperately needed to add a linebacker in this draft and they hit a home run with Zack Baun. Baun will challenge veteran Kiko Alonso for the starting job and has drawn comparisons to Pro Bowl linebacker Joe Schobert.
Fans thought the New Orleans Saints concluded their NFL Draft by trading their remaining picks to select Dayton tight end Adam Trautman. Trautman is a physical freak and can catch literally everything thrown his way.
Jared Cooks’ contract is set to expire following the 2020 season and they needed to find a replacement to save some money next year with multiple high-profile players up for new deals.
Trautman was regarded as one of the best tight ends in the draft and the Saints moved up to grab the future starting tight end who can likely make an impact as a rookie.
Lastly, the Saints traded back into the draft for Mississippi State QB Tommy Stevens, a Taysom Hill-like athlete that is expected to back up Hill.