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Saints trade back into seventh round, pick up Mississippi State QB Tommy Stevens

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A new weapon for Sean Payton

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 30 Music City Bowl - Mississippi State v Louisville Photo by Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Just when it appeared the New Orleans Saints were done, they make a move to get back into the seventh round.

The Saints jumped in front of the division rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers to select Mississippi State quarterback Tommy Stevens with 240th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Like the trade up for Zack Baun where the Saints parted with a 2021 third round pick, the thought of a future 6th round compensatory pick likely helped spark the move.

If Taysom Hill is expected to grow as a potential quarterback of the future, the Saints need a future X-factor weapon to replace Hill’s snaps elsewhere on the team. Enter Tommy Stevens.

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