The New Orleans Saints had three tight ends on the roster last season. This year, they are currently entering with just one notable tight end — Adam Trautman. In the offseason, they were forced to release Jared Cook and Josh Hill to save cap space.
Trautman was a rookie last season and showed signs of immense potential, but only having him as the notable one on the roster gives me cause for concern. As a result, the team should be looking to target another tight end later on in the draft.
There is only a couple of quality tight ends in this upcoming draft. The best one being Kyle Pitts from the University of Florida, but he will go in the first ten picks. The Saints should be targeting the big fella from the University of Miami.
Brevin Jordan is No. 3 in tight end rankings and No. 70 in overall rankings. Because of that, he would probably have to be a second-round stretch. If they don’t draft Jordan, they could always see Hunter Long or Tommy Tremble in the later rounds.