The Saints made a couple of trades on days two and three to move up. One of which was in the third round in order to get cornerback Paulson Adebo which will fill a huge void at the position. I just hope he is NFL ready or they have plans to sign a free agent.
After they traded two third-round picks to move up in the third round, they traded a sixth and seventh-round pick to move up in the sixth round. That move up ended up securing the team offensive tackle Landon Young from the University of Kentucky.
This pick will secure up the second-man rotation of offensive lineman. Young ran 5.00-second 40-yard dash so he is a quick lineman with powerful moves. It would not shock me if Young becomes one of the main backups behind Will Clapp.
The New Orleans Saints, after several trades, rounded out the 2021 NFL Draft filling needs on the offensive line and receiving corps.
With the team’s last pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, they sought out a wide receiver. This time, they are coming from the University of South Alabama. Kawaan Baker played in ten games in 2020 for the Jaguars.
In those games, he totaled 51 receptions for 659 yards and eight touchdowns. Bake has big hands and incredible speed which should make him a downfield threat for the Saints. With Emmanuel Sanders no longer on the team, that type of player is needed.
Hopefully, Tre’Quan Smith and Deonte Harris can slide up, but with neither one of them immediately filling that role, it allows Baker to come into training camp and show that he is more than just a seventh-round draft pick.
Overall, the New Orleans Saints had a great draft. Specifically, they picked up two great talents in Landon Young and Kawaan Baker. On top of the other players making their way to New Orleans, the black and gold are ready to start preparing for the 2021 season.