Washington Commanders (No. 11 overall)
It’s going to take me some time to list them as the Washington Commanders instead of the Washington Football Team but this is a squad that desperately needs a quarterback and the draft might be their best bet.
The Ryan Fitzpatrick experiment didn’t work out well for Washington and while Taylor Heinicke did okay, he’s not the long-term answer in our nation’s capital.
Normally, sitting right outside of the top 10 wouldn’t bode well for a team needing a quarterback but Washington might luck into landing one without even having to move. They’re a team that feel destined to draft someone at the position and that’s why they could royally screw up the Saints’ plans.
Minnesota Vikings (No. 12 overall)
Kirk Cousins might not be a Viking when the 2022 season gets underway and if he is dealt before the draft, then the Vikings will be in a position to find his successor.
Now yes, they could land someone else in a trade or through free agency but the Vikings haven’t drafted a first-round signal-caller since they took Christian Ponder in 2011. Okay, maybe it’s a good thing they haven’t attempted to do so again.
Either way, the Vikings — a team that Saints fans have grown to detest over the past decade — are a threat to this team come draft night.