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4 prospects the Saints should 100 percent gamble on in 2021 NFL Draft

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 30: Quarterback Kyle Trask #11 of the Florida Gators throws against the Oklahoma Sooners during the second quarter at AT&T Stadium on December 30, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 30: Quarterback Kyle Trask #11 of the Florida Gators throws against the Oklahoma Sooners during the second quarter at AT&T Stadium on December 30, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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New Orleans Saints risky prospect: Mac Jones

The New Orleans Saints would have to take Mac Jones at No. 28 if he evens falls to them at that point. Now, it’s tough to envision the Saints using the pick on Jones with Winston still relatively young.

But, if they want a big, strong, and accurate quarterback to the future of the position, they could get their guy. Jones was historically accurate in college. Jones is climbing up draft boards quickly. Ian Rapoport tweeted that he could go as high as No. 3.

Zach Wilson, Trey Lance, and Justin Fields may have something to say about that, but none can quite show the same collegiate numbers as Jones. 4,500 yards and 41 touchdowns are what Jones had as a junior.

Now, it’s key to understand that Jones’ Alabama team was far better than most at every position on the field. Pro Football Focus’ Anthony Treash wrote that “Jones has turned this Crimson Tide passing offense into perhaps the best attack college football has ever seen.”

That’s high praise, and his command of the field and accuracy with the ball are both highly impressive. He may not slide all the way down to 28, but if he’s there, the Saints shouldn’t hesitate to take a risk on him.

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