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Apr

27

Found a spot !

Jameis Winston finally found his seat in the NFL… 不不不

Jameis Winston finally found his seat in the NFL… 不不不Credit – Total Pro Sports

Posted by NFL Memes on Sunday, April 26, 2020

Apr

25

Adam Trautman

Pre-Draft Analysis

Trautman ran the third-fastest three-cone time at the combine, is quicker than fast and flashes as a route runner. He’s not a track star, but he plays a little faster than his timed speed and has got the frame to win 50-50 balls downfield. Trautman is good after the catch. His technique is inconsistent, but he’s a willing blocker who plays with an edge. — Steve Muench

Post-Draft Analysis

Trautman is an absolute steal this late in the draft, and while tight end might not be a pressing need for the Saints, adding one makes some sense with Jared Cook turning 33 earlier this month. Trautman can make an impact in a limited role and give coach Sean Payton yet another weapon as a rookie, developing into a starter over time. — Steve Muenc

Apr

25

Zack Baun

Pre-Draft Analysis

Baun is a relentless pass-rusher who shows top-end closing speed when he gets a path to the quarterback. There’s some shock in his hands and he should continue to improve his hand-to-hand combat skills. He covers ground and shows good instincts in coverage. Baun is a rangy run defender and strong tackler. — Steve Muench

Post-Draft Analysis

In defensive coordinator Dennis Allen’s defense, Baun can be utilized as both a stack linebacker and in pass-rush situations in schemed matchups. The Saints return All-Pro linebacker Demario Davis, but with A.J. Klein leaving in free agency, there was a need here to add a linebacker in the draft. — Matt Bowen

Apr

25

Cesar Ruiz

Pre-Draft Analysis

Ruiz is a well-built center with longer arms and massive hands. He has very good balance and rarely falls off blocks. He has made huge improvements and developed into an outstanding pass-blocker over the past two seasons. He projects as a plug-and-play starting center but also started five games at guard as a freshman and is versatile enough to play there in the NFL. — Steve Muench

Post-Draft Analysis

This is one of the more surprising picks based on what we know. The Saints traded up to get center Erik McCoy in the second round last year, and he started 16 games. Guards Andrus Peat and Larry Warford both went to the Pro Bowl. Warford is entering a contract year, so the Saints could see Ruiz as his future replacement. Ruiz is good player, but this remains a curious pick. — Steve Muench

Apr

25

Grade the draft.

New Orleans Saints

Day 1 grade: A-
Day 2 picks: Wisconsin LB Zack Baun (No. 74 overall); Dayton TE Adam Trautman (No. 105)
Day 2 grade and analysis: A-
The Saints required help in the second level of their defense and thus traded up in Round 3 to grab Baun, a top-50 talent. He might have fallen due to a diluted drug test at the combine and the fact that he is still growing into his frame. Giving up a 2021 third-round pick to move up 14 spots for Baun will be worth monitoring down the line. New Orleans made another major move late in the third, trading their fourth- (No. 130), fifth- (No. 169), sixth- (No. 203) and seventh-round (No. 244) picks to the Vikings for the right to take Adam Trautman, an excellent receiving tight end who also gives great effort as a blocker. The Saints went all-in on this pick, giving Drew Brees a very worthy target over the next couple of years. The deal used up the rest of New Orleans’ draft capital, but the team’s depth chart is so strong that its late-round picks would’ve been as likely as undrafted rookie free agents to make the final roster.


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