The New Orleans Saints are currently in the process of getting their team below the salary cap heading into 2021. They have already released multiple players, restructured other’s contracts, and have let some walk in free agency.
The NFL Draft is going to be the main replacement mechanism for the black and gold because of the talent and cost. Typically, draftees tend to be some of the best prices for the talent available during their rookie contracts.
If the Saints don’t feel like anyone at their position is still available, these three targets would be appealing to trade back into the second round.
The Saints currently have the No. 28 pick in the upcoming draft. If for some reason, the player they want to get at that spot isn’t there, or if they just feel they can get more out of another second and third-round pick, they should trade down in the draft.
There are multiple second-round options that make trading back appealing. On top of the three we will cover in-depth, some more would include CB, Shaun Wade; OT, Alex Leatherwood; LB, Chazz Surratt; and S, Jevon Holland.