New Orleans Saints: Way-too-early 53-man roster prediction
I have Tommy Stevens making this roster based on his potential of becoming another Taysom Hill. Can you imagine if there were two players like Hill on this team?
I know Coach Payton already loves the idea, after reportedly blindsiding the Carolina Panthers by trading up to draft Stevens. Stevens can also provide insurance if Taysom Hill leaves to become a starter elsewhere when his contract expires after two years.
Nonetheless, he’ll have to prove he can be as versatile as Hill in order to make the roster. If Stevens becomes a decent receiving option, he will no doubt make this roster.
Jameis Winston also joins the QB room, after signing a one-year deal with the Saints to “obtain a Harvard education” from Sean Payton and Drew Brees.
IF Winston can learn from these two greats and can cut down his turnovers (which is a huge if), he has a legit chance to become the next Saints starting quarterback.
Assuming Brees retires after this year and Winston does make the strides necessary to be successful at the position, it will be extremely interesting to see if the Saints re-sign him to compete with Taysom Hill for the starting role.