Saints Mock Draft: NOLA finds their WR and QB of the future
Round 4: Pick 110 – Carter Warren, OT (Pittsburgh)
One of the biggest free agents New Orleans is likely going to lose this offseason is Terron Armstead, who has spent the entirety of his career with the Saints. Left tackles are in high demand, however, and Armstead’s age paired with injury history might make him someone NOLA can part ways with.
If Armstead is willing to take less money, then the Saints should absolutely keep him around. If, however, he does sign elsewhere in the offseason, New Orleans needs to find a promising left tackle to fill in.
They have Landon Young, who they spent a sixth-round pick on last year but there’s no telling if he’s the right man for the job or not. That’s why the Saints opted to go with Carter Warren in the fourth round. Warren won the starting left tackle job for Pitt in the 2019 season and it’s where he’s been ever since. He could be an option to start at left tackle should Armstead go elsewhere.
Round 4: Pick 139 – Smoke Monday, S (Auburn)
Losing Armstead isn’t the only potential blow New Orleans could suffer this offseason, as Marcus Williams is also someone who could sign with another team in the spring. Hopefully, NOLA is able to keep Williams around but if they can’t, they’ll need to add a safety in the draft.
Smoke Monday out of Auburn not only has one of the coolest names in the draft but he provides a nice option in the secondary. The Auburn product has a combined 58 tackles (eight for loss), five defended passes, two sacks, and an interception returned for a touchdown.
The hope is that Williams is at least slapped with the franchise tag but if he can’t be retained, Monday wouldn’t be a bad option to bring in for the secondary.