All four of the Saints 2020 draft picks are now under contract with the team and reported to training camp which started yesterday for the first-year players.
With all other players set to get in at some point today, yesterday we got to see the four rookies report to the Saints’ training camp. W
ith concerns of the coronavirus still raging, let’s hope they can stay at camp as the MLB is having problems restarting their play without being in a bubble-type location.
Amie Just of NOLA.com wrote that the four players which were drafted by the team did indeed report. Those four were first-round pick Cesar Ruiz, third-round pick Zack Baun, third-round pick Adam Trautman and seventh-round pick Tommy Stevens.
Ruiz is really the only player of the four that is expected to immediately start.
After the draft, Ruiz was looking like a player that started his career on the sidelines, but after the team waived Pro Bowl guard Larry Warford, Ruiz now has a position to lose rather than one to win.
Baun also has some potential to start over Kiko Alonso. Alex Anzalone and Demario Davis are the other two locks to be starting linebackers; however, if Baun thrives in camp, he could take Anzalone’s role on the outside.
As for Stevens and Trautman, they’ll come in as clear backups.
Stevens feels more like a Taysom Hill insurance policy as he’s a versatile quarterback. As for Trautman, he was a steal of a pick from Dayton and will backup Jared Cook. Expect Trautman to transform into a real endzone threat even in his first year in the league.
With rookie minicamp and OTAs canceled league-wide, it will be an interesting next few days for the rookie as they get used to the facilities and each other.
With the rest of camp reporting today, we’ll get a good look at just how dominant this roster, one that’s looking for their fourth straight NFC South title, will be.