New Orleans Saints: 3 Day 1 draft moves the team would love to see

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What the Saints would love to see: Caleb Farley drop drastically

As noted previously, the New Orleans Saints are in desperate need of filling a few spots on their roster. One of those is their No. 2 cornerback, a position previously held by former Giant Janoris Jenkins.

Jenkins was brought over when Eli Apple was injured in the 2019 season. He played well and was re-signed. Jenkins was purely a cap casualty as the Saints likely would’ve retained him had they not entered the offseason needing to clear nine figures of cap space.

As for the draft, there’s one player that they need to have the sights set on and that’s Caleb Farley. After having back surgery in the offseason, a procedure that’s considered minor, Farley is set to be able to participate in training camp.

Farley opted out of his last season at Virginia Tech but proved enough as a sophomore to be considered a top-tier prospect. He ended his sophomore season with 4 interceptions and 12 passes defended. He’s a ballhawk, and at 6-foot-2, he offers good size as well.

ESPN proposed a trade and implied the Saints could make a move to jump a few spots for a cornerback. Hopefully, if they do make that move, it’s Farley they target as his surgery could drop into the Saints range.