Number One: Adam Trautman
When the New Orleans Saints snagged Dayton tight end, Adam Trautman, in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, almost every analyst considered it to be a steal of a pick. Trautman easily has the most potential to be a star by the end of the season for the Saints.
Trautman was unreal in college. Although he played for a small school in Dayton, his play style and statistics prove he has what it takes to be a threat at the NFL level.
In four years at Dayton, Trautman logged 178 receptions, 2,295 receiving yards, a 12.9 yards per reception average, and 31 receiving touchdowns. His senior year alone saw him hauling in 70 balls for 916 yards and 14 trips through the pylon.
Trautman is also considered to be a punishing run blocker and his highlights prove it!
Trautman and his big college production should be a match made in heaven in the Big Easy. Given current starter Jared Cook could be out of the Big Easy after next season, selecting a tight end was a smart move.
Also, it’ll give Payton ample opportunity to run two tight end sets.