Many draft experts believe there are only twenty potential draft picks who deserve a first round grade. One of the following 20 players will be selected by the Saints with the 13th pick. Out of 20, there are a probable five (5) players that could fall to the Saints and would be a positional need. There are five in the “cloud.” I know you will argue best player available but if the best player available is a running back, do you think the Saints will draft a running back with pick #13?
The strength of this draft lies in the second and third rounds. The Saints have traditionally gone with a skill position with the first overall pick in the draft. And while I would love to have the skill set of La’el Collins with the team, I truly believe the Saints believe they can develop offensive linemen in house and are not likely to select an offensive lineman with the first pick. Therefore, I believe one of the players most likely to be selected are DeVante Parker, Arik Armstead or Alvin Dupree. This is not a standard approach to predicting a pick–what are you thinking?
If Saints go wide receiver–DeVante Parker has been compared to A J Green, Michael Floyd and Keenan Allen. Parker is 6’3″ and can out-physical defenders. He is speedy. Some have opined he is as great a prospect as Kevin White and Amari Cooper.
Who Are The Draft Top 20
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As we move closer to the draft, the top 20 may alter a bit and we will keep you updated.