The New Orleans Saints are going to need to add some serious talent in the 2021 NFL Draft, and they’ll have every opportunity to do just that.
After the New Orleans Saints free agency period, they’re going to need some serious help to stay atop the NFC South.
With a 12-4 record, the Saints won the division for a fourth consecutive season in 2020. They were eventually defeated by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a team they beat twice in the regular season, in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs.
It was a brutal end to Drew Brees career. Not to mention, the Saints, in some ways, went all in to make sure Brees has the pieces in place to make one last run. This offseason, they were forced to shed many of those veteran chips they brought in.
Janoris Jenkins, Sheldon Rankins, Emmanuel Sanders, Malcom Brown, Nick Easton and several others will not suit up in the black and gold next season. Without much cap, the Saints haven’t been able to replace many of them.
But, after an active previous offseason, they were able to acquire many compensatory picks. With eight picks altogether, let’s dive into a full seven-round mock draft that could make the Saints instant Super Bowl contenders and potentially favorites to win the division.