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2021 NFL Draft names for Saints fans to know that won’t play this fall: Offense

There might not be college football for some, but here are names to know anyway.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 02 Nebraska at Purdue Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Anyone that knows me, knows how obsessed with college football I am. I spend a lot of my free time going over and watching film of players, so that I can stay in the know about players I am intrigued by. I am also a New Orleans Saints fan, so whenever I can combine these two things I jump at the opportunity. All of these players, are people that I think would be great for the Saints to look at based on what they’ve put out on film so far. However, that is all that we will be able to see from them, because these players also won’t be playing college football this season.

NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at Purdue Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

Rondale Moore - Purdue

How many 5’8 190 pound men do you know that can squat 600 pounds, run a 4.4, and do stuff like this against a powerhouse school:

I’ll wait.

He had a really short college career, but SHOWED. OUT. during his stint. Moore totaled 2,674 all purpose yards, and 16 TDs in just 16.5 college games. I think he would be the perfect piece to go along with Michael Thomas, and truly make this offense unstoppable and unpredictable. In normal years, I would think a guy like Rondale to be unlikely to reach the Saints in what is supposed to be a playoff contending year, but combine his small college sample size, his size in general, him sitting out this year, and a deeeep top end wide receiver class, this is someone who could definitely fall to the Saints in (hopefully) the back end of the first round. I will surely annoy everyone I talk, with my praise of Moore by the end of this year, if I haven’t already.

NCAA Football: Cincinnati at Ohio State Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Myers - Ohio State

What do the Saints love more than a guard who has a history of playing center? Probably only a white guy who is fast and can kind of throw a football. Other than that? Nothing at all. Josh’s season is one that fell victim to the B1G postponing the season. A player that might have gotten overlooked by his other offensive line teammates, but was maybe the most impressive to me.

He’s built like a tackle, plays like a top-tier guard, and has the anchor of a center. Versatility is key in the Saints OL room, so expect to see him in talks for a potential round 2 draft pick.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 21 Celebration Bowl - NC A&T v Alcorn State Photo by Austin McAfee/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Jah-Maine Martin - North Carolina A&T

Alvin Kamara is going to eventually need a new running mate in the backfield, if I had to pick one from this class, based realistically where the Saints would take a running back this year, it might just be Jah-Maine Martin. This is going to be a late round steal for someone, so why not make it for the Saints. We may get to see him in the spring, but it’s not a certain how some college players will look at the spring season when intervening with draft season. He is someone who truly took advantage of his second chance at NC A&T, and ran for 1,500 yards and 23 touchdowns on just 187 rushes. Yes, that math is correct - he averaged 7.7 yards per carry. He’s got the speed, size, and vision to transfer well into the NFL game. Another plus I’ve noticed that Kamara fans will appreciate is his contact balance:

A running back coming from this school into the NFL also isn’t unheard of, NC A&T already has an alumni in the NFL by the name of Tarik Cohen. If I had to guess, Martin will be the next HBCU star in the NFL.


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Poll

Who are you most likely to look more into?

This poll is closed

  • 50%
    Rondale Moore
    (34 votes)
  • 29%
    Josh Myers
    (20 votes)
  • 19%
    Jah-Maine Martin
    (13 votes)
67 votes total Vote Now