Now that the New Orleans Saints are finally releasing players to get under the salary cap - even if the release of the specific players was already assumed by most educated Saints fans - the NFL media is now starting to fill out the rest of the roster.
After weeks and back-to-back mock drafts where the Saints were given Alabama quarterback Mac Jones, CBS Sports has a recent mock draft where New Orleans instead opts to fill a whole created by one of this week’s roster cuts:
Jamin Davis LB
KENTUCKY • JR • 6’4” / 234 LBS
New Orleans recently parted ways with Kwon Alexander. The team could have used Alexander but the cost of keeping him was too much. Jamin Davis would be a great complement to Demario Davis.
For what it’s worth, the aforementioned Mac Jones was off the board by the 12th pick to the San Francisco 49ers.
Considering the Saints needs on defense, it makes more sense for the Saints to address that side of the ball, though. Davis makes sense, but so too would Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, who went to the Miami Dolphins with the 18th pick in this mock.
After the Saints’ release of cornerback Janoris Jenkins, all eyes will also be on the 2021 cornerback class. Legacy cornerback Jaycee Horn out of South Carolina was mocked to the Tennessee Titans with the 22nd pick. Another son of a former NFL player, Asante Samuel, Jr., went undrafted in the first round of the CBS mock.
Any of these players make sense in New Orleans, so it will be interesting to see what actually happens.
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