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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: Rondale Moore

The Saints’ two most pressing needs are at cornerback and wide receiver.

Following the 2019 season, New Orleans went out and added Emmanuel Sanders. They signed him to a two-year contract, one which they didn’t let him complete. Sanders was released, and it was really a cap casualty that’ll sting the team’s offense this season.

They’ll be left with a hole there. Tre’Quan Smith, Marquez Callaway and Deonte Harris could step up, but it’s tough to envision any of those three as the future of the Saints No. 2 receiver spot. All have the potential, but Rondale Moore may be the best fit alongside Thomas.

Moore is sitting with the second-best 40-yard dash time among 2021 prospects. He showed that off at Purdue multiple times as well. He neared 1,300 yards his freshman season then tapered off as injuries set in, causing him to play just seven games his last two seasons.

CBS Sports ranked Moore the No. 18 prospect and a top-five receiver in the draft.

He’s the shortest top-five receiver, but he comes with blazing speed which should help make up for it. With Winston’s deep ball and Thomas’s ability to catch over the middle, having a deep threat to keep safeties back should do the team’s offense well.

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All four prospects would be a win for the Saints, but these last two would be big-time additions if they fall.

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