New Orleans Saints: Way-too-early 53-man roster prediction
After adding new quality talent through free agency and the draft, the New Orleans Saints seem primed for another big-time run at a Super Bowl in 2020. That being said, who will make the final 53-man roster?
The New Orleans Saints have had a very solid start to 2020. With only a few holes to fill going into the offseason, the Saints added top-quality talent to ALL of their big needs.
They added star wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to start opposite of Michael Thomas, drafted center/guard Cesar Ruiz from Michigan in the 1st round to shore up the shaky interior offensive line and got a steal drafting linebacker Zack Baun from Wisconsin in the 3rd round to help replace A.J. Klein and solidify the middle of the defense.
New Orleans then traded all of their remaining Day 3 picks (four picks total!) to draft tight end Adam Trautman in the 3rd round, who impressed at Dayton and during the Senior Bowl. Most thought there wouldn’t be much activity in rounds 4-7 since the Saints were out of picks.
But Sean Payton had other ideas, trading back into the 7th round to draft quarterback Tommy Stevens from Mississippi State who has drawn a ton of Taysom Hill comparisons.
The Saints also added savvy veteran Malcolm Jenkins back from the Eagles to replace Vonn Bell, added an intriguing backup at quarterback in Jameis Winston, while re-signing almost all of their players from 2019.
With that being said, there are only 53 spots on a roster, and some very talented players will not make the cut.
Here’s my first roster prediction of the 2020 season: