The 2018 NFL Draft is in the books, and now we’ve seen exactly how many NFL organizations valued different prospects heading into the draft. Some times a team reaches on a player only to see a different player fall at a better value to a lower position. Or some times, a team passes on a player with the hopes that he will be there the next time that team is on the clock, only to have another team select him beforehand.
So now that the draft is over, which player would you have liked the Saints to have been able to grab at a particular moment in the draft? The Saints appeared to overpay for Marcus Davenport at the time of the trade, but the trade looks even worse to some considering the caliber of players that would have been available had the Saints stayed put.
For those of you keeping score at home. Here are the 5 draft day trades per the famous Jimmy Johnson pick value chart. Winners in green. #Packers fleeced the #Saints. #Bills #Buccaneers #Cardinals #Raiders #Ravens #Seahawks pic.twitter.com/xkOXk6LpOZ— Justin Freeman (@JustinFreeman18) April 27, 2018
Lamar Jackson would have still been there at 27 had the Saints not traded up in the middle of the first round.
If the Saints wanted a Defensive End, Harold Landry would have still been there at 27 as well. Interior help on the defensive line was also available at 27 in DT Taven Bryan.
TE Mark Andrews and DE Arden Key went a few picks before the Saints were on the clock in the 3rd Round.
TE Troy Fumagalli would have been on the board in the 5th Round had the Saints not traded away that pick.
WR Christian Kirk “fell” all the way to 47. TE Dallas Goedert fell to 49 before the Philadelphia Eagles traded up. And considering he fell all the way to 59 overall, LSU RB Derrius Guice would have been available to the Saints at 27, or had they traded down out of the first round.
So what player do you hate that the Saints missed out on? Or are you 100% confident in each and every pick the Saints made in this year’s draft? Let us know in the comments. Send me presents.