Earlier today, FOX insider Jay Glazer said the Saints are trying to move all the way up into the top 10. That would cost a lot, but the franchise does have a history of being aggressive when it comes to trading draft picks.
As for who New Orleans may target with a top-10 pick, many analysts believe it’ll be a cornerback. Jaycee Horn from South Carolina or Patrick Surtain II from Alabama would certainly help Dennis Allen’s defense. However, moving inside the top 10 for a cornerback seems a bit odd.
“If the Saints are trying to get into the top 10–I wouldn’t be shocked if it’s for if/when Mac Jones starts to slide if not taken by SF at 3,” Orlovsky tweeted.
If the @Saints are trying to get into the top 10–I wouldn’t be shocked if it’s for if/when Mac Jones starts to slide if not taken by SF at 3.
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) April 29, 2021
Glazer doesn’t believe the Saints are targeting a quarterback, but Jones would fit perfectly in Sean Payton’s scheme.
In addition to being an accurate passer, Jones has shown that he can stretch the field vertically with his arm. Those are two traits that Payton definitely values.
We’ll find out who the Saints’ target truly is when the NFL Draft begins tonight.