Saints Mock Draft: NOLA finds their WR and QB of the future
Round 6: Pick 214 – Dontario Drummond, WR (Ole Miss)
The Saints have a major need at wide receiver even with the Olave selection in round one. They add another receiver in the sixth round with the selection of Dontario Drummond out of Ole Miss.
Drummond has had an awesome season for the Rebels, notching 67 receptions for 924 yards and eight touchdowns through 11 games. Corral’s improvement at quarterback has definitely helped Drummond shine, as last year he had 417 yards but proved to be a red zone machine with seven touchdowns.
New Orleans needs as much help as they can get at receiver and Drummond is someone who could thrive in this offense.
Round 7: Pick 229 – JoJo Dormann, LB (Nebraska)
Nebraska is a mess but their defense was pretty good this year and JoJo Dormann is a big reason as to why that was. Dormann appeared in 10 games and racked up a whopping 71 tackles (nine for loss), three defended passes, two forced fumbles, two sacks, and two interceptions.
The Saints could lose Kwon Alexander to free agency and while fans would love to have him back in 2022, who knows if that’ll actually happen. Adding a linebacker late in the draft provides New Orleans with a solid option moving forward. He could be a steal in the seventh round.
This mock draft is one that went pretty well for NOLA and fans probably wouldn’t complain about these picks or the positions addressed. They should have added a cornerback at some point but with Marshon Lattimore, Bradley Roby, and Paulson Adebo playing well, it didn’t feel like as big of a need.
With five games remaining in the 2021 season, let’s see where the Saints end up selecting in the first round. A fringe top 10 pick would be awesome considering the major needs this team has.