Saints 7-Round Mock Draft: Massive trade up lands shocking weapon for Derek Carr

Halfway to the Saints' first-round pick, they're faced with a situation that's almost too good to be true.
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467. TE. . . Ja'Tavion Sanders. 2. player. Ja'Tavion Sanders. . Ja'Tavion Sanders

For a few years now, the Saints have lacked a true threat at the tight end position. Instead, they've used a myriad of guys at the position and haven't had a true difference-maker since prime Jimmy Graham days. Whether it's been Juwan Johnson, Foster Moreau or Taysom Hill in recent years, the Saints have simply used what they've had.

That changes as of this very moment. In the second round, the Saints snag the draft's second-best tight end to Brock Bowers and select Texas standout Ja'Tavion Sanders. At 6-foot-4 with an athletic build, Sanders is more of a bigger wide receiver than he is a true tight end. He isn't going to blow you away with blocking skills, but he'll beat coverage and make plays, that's for sure.

Being able to go up and make the impressive grabs in traffic is what pops off the screen when watching Sanders. He's your typical Y tight end that will line up inline, along with the slot. He's your prototypical receiving option who doesn't shy away from blocking, but will make the most impact in the receiving game. Last season with the Longhorns, Sanders averaged an impressive 15.2 yards per reception on 45 catches.