Saints 7-Round Mock Draft: Big trade gives Chris Olave a running mate

New Orleans Saints, Chris Olave
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Without another pick coming until the fifth round, New Orleans gets aggressive later in the second round and makes a trade back up.

Cowboys trade

The Saints give Dallas a second rounder next year, plus two picks this year, in order to come back and select at no. 56 overall.

Keon Coleman. Keon Coleman. . Keon Coleman. 2. . . player. WR. 435

With that pick, the Saints get themselves a much-needed weapon on offense. Chris Olave, to this point, has looked like he'll have to do the bulk of heavy lifting. But, no longer is that the case. The Saints grab Florida State wide receiver Keon Coleman, who has even gotten some first round buzz.

At 6-foot-3, Coleman is your prototypical outside receiver who prides himself on going up and getting those 50-50 balls, making the tougher, acrobatic catches look routine. Instead of the Saints having to rely on Rashid Shaheed to be their de facto WR2, Coleman comes in and takes the pressure off. Now, Shaheed can be relegated to what he does best as a third option.

. . . Jaheim Bell. Jaheim Bell. TE. player. 435. Jaheim Bell. 5

Three rounds later, the Saints stay on offense and try their hand at finding a future starter at tight end. This is a position the team has had a hard time solidifying over the years, but bringing in Coleman's college teammate, Jaheim Bell, is a smart, calculated move by New Orleans.

Bell can stretch the field when needed and does a nice job gaining yards after the catch. He's a below-average blocker, but Bell would be relied on more in the passing game above anything else.