Just when it appeared the New Orleans Saints were done, they make a move to get back into the seventh round.
#Saints are back in the clock, trading Into the seventh.— Ross Jackson (@RossJacksonNOLA) April 25, 2020
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.
Texans get Saints' 2021 sixth-round pick in trade— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 25, 2020
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.
I hate to use the tired comparison, but...— Christopher Dunnells (@ChrisDunnells) April 25, 2020
New Saints QB Tommy Stevens played QB, RB, and WR at Penn State, so.... a poor man's Taysom Hill.
Pro day numbers for the Miss. St. QB— Ross Jackson (@RossJacksonNOLA) April 25, 2020
9’8” broad jump
19 bench reps
Guys an athletic piece that could take on a Swiss army role with development. https://t.co/6uNm5WNhir
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