The Seattle Seahawks are a perfect-case scenario landing spot for New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Larry Warford who could see the writing on the wall.
Before the draft even happened, The Athletic, per Chris Rosvoglou, suggested that the Seattle Seahawks could be a potential landing spot for Larry Warford. Now, it makes perfect sense for the New Orleans Saints to move on from Warford.
Even before the draft, the New Orleans Saints had a great looking offensive line. It was strong, dependable, and secure. They were all set to protect Drew Brees for the length of the entire year, which is rare in a line that notably came up short the season before.
However, in the draft, most of the Saints’ fans and analysts predicted that they were going to draft a wide receiver or linebacker. With the No. 24 pick, names like Denzel Mims, Patrick Queen, and more were available with that selection.
But, the New Orleans Saints caught everyone off guard and went with an interchangeable center/guard, Cesar Ruiz from the University of Michigan. After the initial shock of drafting a lineman, Saints’ fans came to like the pick.
However, the New Orleans Saints already had a strong offensive line. They traded up for a center in last year’s draft and went with Erik McCoy. They also made Andrus Peat one of the highest-paid offensive linemen in this offseason.
The other two linemen are Larry Warford and Terron Armstead. Armstead is a Pro-Bowler and won’t be shopped. Therefore, if the New Orleans Saints want to start Ruiz immediately, Warford is the most expendable lineman that they have, alongside Nick Easton and Will Clapp.
The Seattle Seahawks already had an interest in Warford, and now the New Orleans Saints have an interested to deal Warford. This deal could completely make sense if the Saints were to get a third or fourth-round draft pick in next year’s draft.
After making several trades this year to get two third-round picks and signing Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill, the New Orleans Saints aren’t done yet. Look for Larry Warford to be dealt with in the coming week.