2021 NFL Team Draft Page

New Orleans Saints



NEW ORLEANS SAINTS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: December 2

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
QB
WR
ILB

Starter Need Medium (P3)
NT
DL3T
EDGE
SFTY
CB

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
OT
TE
OLB

Depth Fill (P4)
RBC
WRS

Late Round Fill (P6)
RB
OG
OC

Minimal Need (P9)
DL5T


SAINTS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #10
Most recent mock draft update: 12/3/2020

R1
30
New Orleans
Nick Bolton
Missouri
ILB
Reach/Value:
-5
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
235
Nick Bolton NFL Draft photo
The Saints are 2-0 so far without Quarterback Drew Brees and are winners of eight-straight following a 1-2 start to the season. The defense has held opposing offenses to 3, 13, 9, and 3 points, respectively. Granted, in the victory over the Denver Broncos in Week 12, they faced Kendall Hinton, a practice squad Wide Receiver tasked with being a starting Quarterback. Still, to hold NFL teams to single-digit scoring outputs in three out of four games is not something you see very often in today's league. Dennis Allen's defense has clearly stepped up their performance to help make up for the absence of Brees, and the team has distanced themselves in the NFC South race.


Acquiring Linebacker Kwon Alexander has proven to be a wise investment thus far, but Craig Robertson and Alex Anzalone each have contracts expiring after the end of the 2020 season. Rookie Zack Baun's development has also been NickBolton1a little slower than what many may have anticipated. Linebacker remains a need. Taking Missouri's Nick Bolton would give New Orleans some depth and youth in the middle of the defense. Bolton has played well in his time in Columbia and has done more than just hold his own in the tough SEC Conference. The Mizzou Tiger plays well in the box and is built solid at 6'0 and 230 lbs, but his best quality may be his high football IQ.

- Talon Graff, Saints Analyst
R2
62
New Orleans
Jamie Newman
Georgia
QB
Reach/Value:
-3
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
230
Jamie Newman NFL Draft photo
R4
125
New Orleans
Damonte Coxie
Memphis
WR
Reach/Value:
+6
Height:
6'3''
Weight:
197
Damonte Coxie NFL Draft photo
R5
157
New Orleans
Jack Sanborn
Wisconsin
OLB
Reach/Value:
+20
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
232
Jack Sanborn NFL Draft photo
R7
220
New Orleans
Leon O'Neal Jr.
Texas A&M
S
Reach/Value:
+4
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
210
Leon O'Neal Jr. NFL Draft photo


SAINTS HISTORICAL DRAFT PICKS

Reach/Value (R/V) Explained
The difference between where a player is selected in the NFL draft versus where the player was listed on the final Drafttek Big Board for the season in question.
Example: A player who was listed at #50 on the Big Board and was selected at #35 will be a "Reach" of -15. Alternately, a player listed at #35 on the Big Board who was selected at #50 is a +15 "Value".

Simply put: a positive number is a Value pick, a negative number is a Reach.

YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2020 1 24 Cesar Ruiz Michigan OC Reach -11
2020 3 74 Zack Baun Wisconsin OLB Value +35
2020 3 105 Adam Trautman Dayton TE Reach -23
2020 7 240 Tommy Stevens Mississippi State QB Reach -114
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2019 2 48 Erik McCoy Texas A&M OC Value +6
2019 4 105 C Gardner-Johnson Florida S Value +85
2019 6 177 Saquan Hampton Rutgers S Reach -22
2019 7 231 Alize Mack Notre Dame TE Value +14
2019 7 244 Kaden Elliss Idaho LB Reach -49
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2018 1 14 Marcus Davenport UTSA EDGE Value +0
2018 3 91 Tre'Quan Smith UCF WR Reach -2
2018 4 127 Rick Leonard Florida St OT Reach -111
2018 5 164 Natrell Jamerson Wisonsin S Reach -146
2018 6 189 Kamrin Moore Boston College CB Reach -126
2018 6 201 Boston Scott LA Tech RB Reach -124
2018 7 245 Will Clapp LSU OG Reach -12
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2017 1 11 Marshon Lattimore Ohio St CB Value +5
2017 1 32 Ryan Ramczyk Wisconsin OT Value +13
2017 2 42 Marcus Williams Utah S Reach -2
2017 3 67 Alvin Kamara Tennessee RBF Value +5
2017 3 76 Alex Anzalone Florida OLB Reach -14
2017 3 103 Trey Hendrickson Florida Atlantic EDGE Reach -58
2017 6 196 Al-Quadin Muhammad Miami (FL) DE Value +3
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2016 1 12 Sheldon Rankins Louisville DL5T Reach -1
2016 2 47 Michael Thomas Ohio State WR Reach -4
2016 2 61 Vonn Bell Ohio State S Value +5
2016 4 120 David Onyemata Manitoba DL1T Reach -317
2016 7 237 Daniel Lasco California RB Value +50
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2015 1 13 Andrus Peat Stanford OT Reach -11
2015 1 31 Stephone Anthony Clemson ILB Reach -21
2015 2 44 Hau'oli Kikaha Washington EDGE Reach -36
2015 3 75 Garrett Grayson Colorado State QB Reach -43
2015 3 78 P.J. Williams Florida St CB Value +27
2015 5 148 Davis Tull UT-Chattanooga EDGE Value +31
2015 5 154 Tyeler Davison Fresno St DL3T Reach -104
2015 5 167 Damian Swann Georgia CB Reach -122
2015 6 187 Evan Spencer Ohio State WR Reach -192
2015 7 230 Marcus Murphy Missouri RB Value +15
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2014 1 20 Brandin Cooks Oregon State WR Reach -2
2014 2 58 Stanley Jean-Baptiste Nebraska CB Reach -42
2014 4 126 Khairi Fortt California EDGE Reach -47
2014 5 167 Vinnie Sunseri Alabama S Reach -72
2014 5 169 Ronald Powell Florida EDGE Value +23
2014 6 202 Tavon Rooks Kansas State OT Reach -68