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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