Best available players the Saints should target on Day 3 of the 2024 NFL Draft

The Saints still have plenty of options on Day 3 of the 2024 NFL Draft
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LSU DT Jordan Jefferson

The Saints are always bolstering the trenches, and defensive tackle is worth another swing this year after the Jordan Jackson sixth-round pick in 2023 didn't work out.

After doing well enough to secure a pair of edge-rushers in Cameron Jordan and Chase Young, the interior needs someone alongside 2023 first-rounder Bryan Bresee. Jordan Jefferson is quick on the draw, can eat up space at 315 pounds despite his 6-2 frame, and has a fantastic first step. However, his technique needs some work and he can get manhandled if he doesn't strike first.

The Saints have XFL standout Jack Heflin, the formerly-retired John Pensini, and veterans Nathan Shepherd and Khalen Saunders on the roster, but that isn't enough depth. Much like with McCormick, an NFL-caliber diet and exercise routine would make Jefferson stronger while keeping the necessary mass on him.