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Saints: 3 first-round draft picks who can replace Kwon Alexander

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 20: Kwon Alexander #58 of the New Orleans Saints recovers a fumble against the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter in the game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 20, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 20: Kwon Alexander #58 of the New Orleans Saints recovers a fumble against the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter in the game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 20, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

The NFL cap number has been set and the Saints are still over that number. However, there is good news and that is that it is possible to get below it. The latest casualty to take place, as a result, is linebacker Kwon Alexander.

We’ve made reference to the Saints’ need for a linebacker before in past articles, but the need is still there. They tried to fix the issue by adding Kwon Alexander before the trade deadline, but it backfired when the $13 million linebackers tore his Achilles a couple of weeks later.

 One of the latest cap casualties to take place is new linebacker Kwon Alexander. Here are three draft replacements the Saints could get.

With the team still up to the cap limit, bringing Alexander back at that price point would almost do more harm than it would good to the team. Because of that, they decided to save the $13 million and release the linebacker this week.

As a result, the need for a linebacker is still there, and it is amplified. With all the savings money still going to a quarterback, the Saints need a way to improve their linebackers. Here are three draft picks that the Saints could get in the first round to ease that need and prepare for the future.

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