Draften er nu igang og første runde er gennemført. Og New Orleans Saints overraskede mange med deres valg i første runde. Men der var fokus på forsvaret, som skulle opgraderes. Mange havde spået på en anden position en den Saints valgt.
Herunder kan du få overblikket over, hvem Saints vælger henover weekenden.
1. runde (#28): Payton Turner, DE, Houston
The high-motor defender is a non-stop pursuer from the backside. Turner is still a work in progress, but he should make immediate contributions as a situational pass rusher with inside/outside versatility.– Analyse fra NFL.com
Video interview med Payton Turner efter han blev valgt af Saints.
2. Runde (#60): Pete Werner, LB, Ohio State
As a high-IQ linebacker with speed and athleticism, Werner has a chance to emerge as a three-down defender. He could play multiple spots in a Saints scheme that prioritizes athleticism and play-making.– Analyse fra NFL.com
3.runde (#76): Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford
As a long, rangy ballhawk with an aggressive attitude, Adebo could emerge as a play-making machine in the Saints’ secondary. The Stanford product is a competitor with the confidence to challenge elite receivers. Adebo is still a work in progress but the upside in intriguing.– Analyse fra NFL.com
4. runde (#133): QB Ian Book, Notre Dame
Sean Payton got a taste of what he could do with a mobile quarterback in his offense over the last few seasons. Book offers a more natural blend of passing ability and athleticism than Taysom Hill and has a chance to develop into a capable backup.– Mark Dulgerian
6. Runde (#206): Landon Young, OT, Kentucky
The Saints boast maybe the best tackle combo in the league, but you can always add insurance. Young, as a reserve tackle, is a nice value here midway through the sixth round.– Mark Dulgerian
7. runde (#255): Kawaan Baker, WR, South Alabama
Baker is a big, tough receiver with above average speed to compete against NFL defenders. He’s as raw as they come, however, and will likely spend a couple seasons on the practice squad as he learns to separate against pro corners.– Mark Dulgerian