6 low-key options for New Orleans Saints that are flying under the radar in the draft
By Randy Gurzi
The New Orleans Saints are looking to get back on top in the NFC South, which might not be easy. It's true they've made some solid moves, but so have the Atlanta Falcons. The Carolina Panthers are also lurking, with the No. 1 pick in their back pocket.
If they want to make sure they stay favorites, not just in 2023 but for the next few years, the Saints will need to hit on as many draft picks as they can. That includes finding a few low-key under-the-radar studs, such as these six prospects.
Saints low-key option No. 6: Isaiah McGuire, EDGE, Missouri
This 2023 draft class doesn't have a lot of star power on the EDGE but that doesn't mean there aren't some quality prospects who could carve out a nice career in the NFL. One such player is Isaiah McGuire from Missouri.
McGuire already boasts an NFL frame at 6-foot-4 and 268 pounds and put up 14.5 sacks over the past two seasons in the SEC. Despite his size and production, McGuire doesn't seem to be getting much attention at all — that didn't even change when he put up solid numbers at the Scouting Combine.
New Orleans does have one stud on the edge in Cameron Jordan and they have high hopes for Payton Turner who they took in the first round back in 2021. Even if he does become a solid starter, Jordan is already 33 years old and the Saints would be wise to find more talent to groom behind him.
Someone such as McGuire could be a great option since he could work in a rotation now and eventually handle a full load in a couple of years.