We heard earlier this morning that the Saints were working the phones to try to move into the top 10 of the draft. New Orleans has been widely rumored to be targeting a cornerback, but they could make a big splash under center if something falls into their lap.
While the move up would be for another position, “there is 1 QB” who “would change their minds if he was still available,” Dianna Russini of ESPN.com tweets. That’s not going to be welcome news to Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill, both of whom are hoping to be the Saints’ new quarterback of the future.
Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson are guaranteed to be off the board before the Saints can pick, so it’d have to be one of Mac Jones, Justin Fields, or Trey Lance that they’re interested in. Assuming the 49ers take Jones, it’d have to be either Fields or Lance.
As for potential trade partners, the Lions would make a lot of sense at seven. As a rebuilding team, they fit the profile of a club that would be willing to stockpile future valuable picks. No matter what, it sounds like the Saints aren’t dead-set on taking a corner after all.
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