Number One: Tommy Stevens
There’s always going to be intrigue when a team who never has more than three quarterbacks on the roster trades back into the NFL Draft to select a player and then sign one of the most coveted free agent quarterbacks on the market.
That has been the case with former Mississippi State quarterback Tommy Stevens.
Stevens will have no chance at making the Saints roster if all he’s going to do is play quarterback, not with three quarterbacks who have already proven they can play in the NFL on the roster. Stevens will have to prove he can run the ball, catch the ball, and play special teams exactly like Taysom Hill can if he wants to play rather than sit on a practice squad.
Clearly, they were impressed enough with Stevens and valued him enough to trade back into the draft and select him before the Carolina Panthers could.
Stevens showed off his big-play potential in college where he logged 159 carries, 887 rushing yards, a 5.6 yards per rush average, and 12 touchdowns on the ground. He also hauled in 14 receptions for 62 yards and two touchdowns receiving in college.
Stevens has the potential to be a great utility player for the Saints, but he will have to light it up in the preseason games if he wants a shot to make the final roster.