The New Orleans Saints could trade up for a better pick in the NFL Draft
By Bob Garcia
The Saints are ready to deal in the draft if they can compete for a stronger candidate
More tactical moves are coming to the New Orleans Saints’ plans as they look to continue to improve their roster after a difficult few months this offseason. The 2021 NFL Draft is starting tonight, and the team is well aware that, with the No. 28 pick, it will be very difficult to get the player they are really looking for if he is among the best at his position. Because of this situation, the Saints are looking at every possible way to consider a move up to get a player they really want for the team. According to several reports, the search for a cornerback is what is possibly leading the Saints to consider a possible trade-up in the draft.
Virginia Tech star corner Caleb Farley has been said to be the one the Saints would like to have on their roster, but it is not yet confirmed if the trade would be for this player alone. In a matter of two years with the Hokies, Farley has had phenomenal performances, including six interceptions, 19 passes defended, 56 tackles and a touchdown. It is clear that this has caught the attention of Saints management. Farley is currently considered a top-three pick in the 2021 NFL Draft in a group that includes Alabama’s Patrick Surtain and South Carolina’s Jaycee Horn.
While the Saints’ defense was a top-five unit last season, it’s no secret that one of the biggest needs on the team is at the cornerback position. It should be noted that addressing the defense is the first place where this team has to focus if they want to continue to have that prestige in the NFL. Once this objective is accomplished, they could focus on deciding who will be the starting quarterback for this upcoming season.