The New Orleans Saints were geared up to go into this draft with only three picks. After trading their third for Zach Baun, fifth for Kwon Alexander, and sixth for Tommy Steven, that left them with four draft picks going into the offseason.
On top of that, they lost their seventh-round pick for multiple COVID-19 related infractions. The Saints were down to a first, second, and fourth-round pick in the draft before the offseason. Then the team got three in compensation for 2020 free agents and now they got another via trade.
New Orleans added a third and sixth-round pick for losing Teddy Bridgewater, Vonn Bell, and A.J. Klein. They added another third-round pick for losing Terry Fontenot. Now, they are adding back a seventh-round pick via a trade for Malcom Brown.
Details have emerged as to what the New Orleans Saints got from the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for defensive tackle Malcom Brown.
The Jacksonville Jaguars, who were on the other end of the Brown trade, have two seventh-round draft picks in the coming draft. We don’t quite know yet which one it could be, but if the team was going to release him anyway, then any compensation is good enough.
With the team likely to lose tackle Sheldon Rankins in the upcoming free agency period and now Malcom Brown via trade, it does create a hole at the defensive tackle position that the team will need to fill in free agency or the upcoming draft.
After adding that seventh-round pick, though, the Saints are now going into the draft with seven picks which is huge considering where they were at just months ago. Looking ahead, it breathes a sigh of relief looking at the holes New Orleans needs to fill.