Saints Mock Draft: NOLA makes a blockbuster trade to grab franchise QB

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Our latest Saints mock draft has the New Orleans Saints making a huge trade to move up and select their quarterback of the future. Who will it be and what does the trade look like? 

When the New Orleans Saints made a trade that gifted them an extra first-round selection, some felt like the team might be looking to package both of their first-round choices to move up and find their franchise quarterback.

While that’s not a move I’d be jumping for joy over, I decided to go in that route for my latest mock draft. I used the Pro Football Network simulator and it’s cool to use because you can make trades without having to pay for a subscription.

In this mock draft, I watched as the first several picks got underway and as soon as the top 10 began to wrap up, that’s when I made my move. Fortunately, the Panthers and Falcons didn’t elect to use their first-round pick on a quarterback, which made my decision to move up as the Saints that much easier.

The Lions grabbed Malik Willis out of Liberty with the second overall pick (something that I’m not sure will happen but hey, it’s a mock draft for a reason) so that meant it was only a matter of time before the next guy came off the board.

Let’s get to the latest mock draft and see what New Orleans had to part with to find their franchise signal-caller.