The New Orleans Saints have been working the trade market this week, despite having two picks in the top 20.
Per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Saints have been on the phone with different teams as they look to move up or down in the first round. The Saints have the No. 16 and No. 19 picks in the first round.
#Saints have been working the phones this week, with possibility to move up or down in the first round, per multiple teams. New Orleans holds the 16th and 19th overall picks.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) April 28, 2022
Now, if the Saints can’t find a trade partner, they’ll likely be fine with keeping their two picks. They’ll be assured of grabbing two really good players on Thursday night.
The NFL world had a lot of different reactions to this report.
We got Olave at 16 and trade back in the first and pick up a second i wouldn’t be mad at it. https://t.co/imUmLHsyKj
— #ChrisOlaveAt16 (@ElTattedChapo) April 28, 2022
Move up with 16, move down with the Chiefs for 19 🤫 https://t.co/rQh7QNlEM2
— Pels in Fo’ (@nolaburner) April 28, 2022
All options on the table https://t.co/5Jz7xJ2EQW
— Brenden Ertle (@BrendenErtle) April 28, 2022
Mickey Loomis yesterday on the exploration of moving in the draft: “Yeah, we’re doing a lot of that, both forward and backward.” https://t.co/iCb4Rr7VS0
— Amie Just (@Amie_Just) April 28, 2022
Really hope a tackle drops to 11, the Saints are the perfect team to trade back with https://t.co/IXNl5uIMrL
— Kareem (@Kareem_is_it) April 28, 2022
Mickey Loomis said yesterday they were making these calls like they do every year to gather information. https://t.co/p6uJ9hkgwY
— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) April 28, 2022
Im ready for whatever. https://t.co/VkiyKCfnyV
— Deejay (@985Deejay) April 28, 2022
After the aggressive trade to get an additional 1st round pick, you’d think they had a rock solid plan. Not vacillating between moving up or down. https://t.co/QhwoBeQ0PM
— Allen K. (@AllenK_81) April 28, 2022
This first round could be very unpredictable as there’s no consensus on where players will definitely go.
We’ll have to see what the Saints decide to do when the first round kicks off at 8 p.m. ET.