So it all comes down to this! We have done a lot of mock drafts this year, all leading to this week. The draft is on Friday! No one knows what will happen, but here is a situation we could see/I would love to see!
*for this mock draft, I used The Draft Network*
Round 1, Pick 28 - LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame
Taking a look at what the Saints have been looking for in a linebacker this year, I feel that they are trying to address speed and coverage. This lead to me choosing JOK over Zaven Collins who was also available. Neither would be a bad option. Personally, I have Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah as the best linebacker in this draft class. He has the speed, coverage, versatility, and tackling of a great linebacker. The New Orleans Saints defense saw a new life in the linebacker room with the addition of Kwon Alexander. Owusu-Koramoah offers everything you get in Alexander and more.
“O que eu vejo nele é a mesma coisa que eu via no Fred Warner lá em 2018”— No Flags Brasil (@noflagsbrasil) April 22, 2021
Muitos elogios a Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah no nosso ultimo podcast. @NinersDoCaos e @lucasbrogni1 analisaram os LB's e montaram o time defensivo do #NFLDraft2021
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Round 2, Pick 60 - WR Dyami Brown, North Carolina
UNC wideout Dyami Brown has plenty of spped. However, I do not believe that it is all that he has to offer. I think that he has elite ball tracking and in-air adjustments. He comes down with contested catches and a good rate, not his best trait yet. A lot of people bring up issues of his route tree and route running ability, however you have to take a closer look at the actual source of those concerns. His OC was the same OC for AJ Brown and DK Metcalf, two other wideouts with the same issues. He has not shown any issues when asked to perform. I think he has a lot of good traits and could immediately contribute with Michael Thomas and Marquez Callaway.
I have a confession: I’m starting to slightly come around to UNC WR Dyami Brown.— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) April 25, 2021
He’s athletic, has stellar ball skills and can stretch the field. Solid Day 2 target who’s raw but has potential to work with. pic.twitter.com/DlN7HH4lAY
New Orleans Saints Receive
- Pick 3.87
Pittsburgh Steelers Receive
- Pick 3.98
- Pick 7.229
- Pick 7.255
Round 3, Pick 87 - CB Benjamin St-Juste, Minnesota
St-Juste was one of the best performers at the Senior Bowl, which we know the Saints love to draft from. This a little higher than I would draft him, the way that the board fell, a trade up for a corner was necessary. The biggest thing that St-Juste brings to the table is length. He is great at getting his arms in and disrupting catches. A lot of traits that he is possess, he is not elite at, however I don’t believe that there is anything he is truly bad at. Should the Saints luck put and get a veteran corner in free agency, such as Richard Sherman, this could be a homerun selection.
Round 3, Pick 105 - EDGE Cam Sample, Tulane
Speaking of the Senior Bowl, Cam Sample was one of the best performers throughout the week. He played everywhere on the line, and shined. He is incredibly powerful and can use that against anyone he lines up across from. Excellent use of his hands. He would be a great rotational piece for a while with the potential to grow into more. I think he fits well with the Saints defense, and already has a passion for New Orleans after 4 years in the city.
One big winner this pre-draft process has been @GreenWaveFB versatile DL Cam Sample. Won consistently during Senior Bowl 1-on-1’s with great cross-face quickness. Most teams had @cameron_sample graded in 4th/5th rounds back in the fall but now feel he won’t make it out of Day 2. pic.twitter.com/IsAv0uCaNW— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) April 15, 2021
After @seniorbowl practice on Day 2, I asked #Tulane DE Cam Sample, Atlanta native, about the differences between Atlanta and New Orleans, having been in NOLA for the past four years. pic.twitter.com/TNjxAJnJNK— Dylan Sanders (@DillySanders) January 30, 2021
Round 4, Pick 133 - CB Robert Rochell, Central Arkansas
Robert Rochell comes back home to Louisiana (originally from Shreveport.) Bringing the future CB #2 position for the Saints some competition. He has incredible production in college, with near 40 PBUs and 10 interceptions. He is similar to St-Juste in that there is a lot to love about his game, but still needs to do a little bit of development. Both him and St-Juste could immediately come in and contribute day 1 in both defense and special teams.
Robert Rochell will be in Mobile next week, but he also showed up on Feldman's Freaks list. Love his tenacity as shown on this strip return pic.twitter.com/rfW33Fo2mm— Billy M (@BillyM_91) January 24, 2021
Who doesn't like a corner with ball skills?— BballZone1 (@BBALL_Z1) August 26, 2020
CB Robert Rochell (Central Arkansas) is a talent
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New Orleans Saints Receive
- Pick 5.145
Jacksonville Jaguars Receive
- Pick 6.128
- 2022 Round 5 Selection
Round 5, Pick 145 - OL David Moore, Grambling St
I had to trade back up and get an intriguing offensive lineman. David Moore was one of the most impressive players from Senior Bowl week for me. He was driving high level defenders into the ground consistently. He is aggressive and strong, but does not sacrifice athleticism at all. I like his run blocking, but will mainly need to progress in his pass blocking ability. Give him the rest of Peat’s contract and he will be ready to be a great starter in the NFL. He brings the versatility that the Saints love.
Grambling State IOL David Moore again. Exceptional in both pass pro and run blocking. pic.twitter.com/2VnfCpLzqr— Spencer Thompson (@ThompsonNFL) January 28, 2021
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