2021 NFL Team Draft Page

New Orleans Saints



NEW ORLEANS SAINTS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: March 3

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: #17
Most recent mock draft update: 3/2/2021

R1
28
New Orleans
Nick Bolton
Missouri
ILB
Reach/Value:
-3
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
235
Nick Bolton NFL Draft photo
The Saints made a valiant effort to fix their LB needs last season by adding Kwon Alexander just before the trade deadline. Unfortunately, the $13M LB tore his Achilles shortly after the ink dried. Alexander's contract is now a burden against the salary cap (The Saints have the worst cap situation in the NFL).

Enter Nick Bolton, who is an enforcer with great instincts to the ball. He plays all aspects of the game well --run, coverage, and pass rush. His goal-line stands resemble a crash-test dummy hitting a concrete barricade. He skyrocketed up draft boards after such a stop halted LSU earlier this season. Plus, Bolton has leadership abilities that could lift the Saints' defense to the next level.

Other RD1 targets for the Saints include: WR; S; EDGE; or a replacement for QB Drew Brees.
R2
60
New Orleans
Marvin Wilson
Florida State
DL1T
Reach/Value:
+14
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
319
Marvin Wilson NFL Draft photo
Prior to the 2020 season, Florida State DT Marvin Wilson was a lock for RD1. Unfortunately, his elite status dropped after two significant injuries kicked him down the draft board rung. He is a complex prospect who can be hot in one game and cold in another. After showing success against Deonte Brown during Senior Bowl Week, Wilson later missed a practice and did not feature in the game. Wilson will benefit from the Saints' 4-3 defensive front.
R3
98
New Orleans (Comp)
Dazz Newsome
North Carolina
WR
Reach/Value:
-2
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
175
Dazz Newsome NFL Draft photo
R4
129
New Orleans
Kellen Mond
Texas A&M
QB
Reach/Value:
-14
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
217
Kellen Mond 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