2024 NFL Mock Draft: What if the Saints trade down in the first round?

The New Orleans Saints could do the impossible for them and trade down in the first round of the draft. Here is how it could look if the Saints did that.
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Round 5 Pick 168: Cody Schrader- Halfback, Missouri

With the 168th overall pick, the Saints select Cody Schrader, the halfback out of Missouri. Last year at Missouri, Schrader produced impressive numbers with 1,627 yards and 14 touchdowns. Missouri’s offensive system is very similar to what the Saints will likely run next year. This will make his transition to the next level easier.

Schrader burst on the scene with an impressive Senior Bowl performance this year. The Saints likely could be looking at him as an option. Schrader doesn’t contain the desired top-end speed but has enough speed to burst away from defenders. If available at this pick Schrader would be a great option for the Saints to pick up.

Round 5 Pick 170: Jaheim Bell- Tight End, Florida State

With their final fifth-round pick the Saints select Jaheim Bell, the tight end from Florida State. Bell is an explosive receiver in the receiving game. He would pair alongside Juwan Johnson and Foster Moreau to make a formidable tight-end group. Bell needs to improve his blocking ability however if he wants to be a consistent contributor in the Saints offense. He contains tons of potential to be a productive tight end in the NFL and is someone the Saints should consider investing in.