New Orleans Saints 2018 NFL Draft

New Orleans Saints 2018 NFL Draft

NFL Mock Draft - New Orleans SaintsNew Orleans Saints 2018 NFL Draft

New Orleans Saints 2018 mock drafts, last year draft recap, New Orleans Saints draft needs, 2018 draft trades.

GM: Mickey Loomis

Head Coach: Sean Payton

Offensive Coordinator: Pete Carmichael

Defensive Coordinator: Dennis Allen

Offensive Scheme: West Coast

Defensive Scheme: 4-3

NFL Offensive Rankings

Run: 5 Pass: 5 Total: 2

NFL Defensive Rankings

Run: 16 Pass: 15 Total: 17

2018 Estimated Cap Space

$32,532,651

2018 NFL Mock Drafts

2018 NFL Mock Draft

DraftGeek’s Mock Draft

 

New Orleans Saints Previous Draft

1/11 Marshon Lattimore CB OHIO STATE
1/32 Ryan Ramczyk OT WISCONSIN
2/42 Marcus Williams S UTAH
3/67 Alvin Kamara RB TENNESSEE
3/76 Alex Anzalone ILB FLORIDA
3/103 Trey Hendrickson DE FLORIDA ATLANTIC
6/196 Al-Quadin Muhammad DE MIAMI

Post Draft Thoughts:

“The Saints must have been high fiving as Lattimore fell to them in the first round. It was a dire need and they didn’t have to move at all to get him. He was the only potential shut down corner in this draft and is a starter day 1. Ramczyk being available at the end of the first round was another surprise.  It wasn’t their biggest need, but it is rare that you get quality tackles in the draft, and you have to take them when you can. Kamara falling to the third is a stunner, and the Saints continued to grab players that other teams missed on.”

2018 NFL Draft

It isn’t surprising that the Saints’ defense has started to come together as a unit, but is surprising that it happened this quickly. Coming into the year, they definitely had much better talent at every level on defense, but so much of that talent was young and unproven.

If there is a talent void on their defense, it is at linebacker. They are having problems matchups created by offenses that utilize running backs and tight ends in the passing game, and could use two new starters there next year.

New Orleans has made much better personnel decisions lately, and they must make the tough decision to address the quarterback position now, and not wait until they absolutely are forced to find the QB of the future. If they can identify a quarterback that they feel they can groom for a year or two, it could help make a seemless transition for the future.

New Orleans Saints 2018 NFL Draft Needs

ILB, OLB, QB, CB

 

2018 NFL Draft Trades for the New Orleans Saints

Round 1
Houston to Cleveland
Kansas City to Buffalo

Round 2
Houston to Cleveland
Los Angeles Rams to Buffalo
New Orleans to San Francisco
Philadelphia to Cleveland
San Francisco to New England
Seattle to New York Jets

Round 3
Buffalo to Carolina
Chicago to San Francisco
Philadelphia to Buffalo
Seattle to Houston

Round 4
Arizona to Chicago
Carolina to Cleveland
Minnesota to Philadelphia to Miami
Minnesota to Philadelphia
Philadelphia to Miami
Pittsburgh to San Francisco
San Francisco to Denver

Round 5
Atlanta to Denver
Dallas to New York Jets
Houston to Seattle
Kansas City to Cleveland
Miami to New Orleans
New England to Seattle
New York Jets to San Francisco
Oakland to Seattle
San Francisco to Pittsburgh
Seattle to Philadelphia

Round 6
Buffalo to Los Angeles Rams
Detroit to Los Angeles Rams
Pittsburgh to Cleveland to Pittsburgh to Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh to Cleveland
Cleveland to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh to Tampa Bay
Seattle to Oakland

Round 7
Kansas City to San Francisco
Los Angeles Chargers to Buffalo
Los Angeles Chargers to Buffalo
Buffalo to Carolina
Minnesota to Seattle
New England to Cincinnati
New England to Seattle
New York Jets to Seattle
Philadelphia to Seattle
Seattle to New York Jets
Seattle to New England
Tampa Bay to Miami

Conditional / Yet to be Have Details Released
Arizona to Kansas City
Arizona to New Orleans
Baltimore to Arizona
Baltimore to Los Angeles Rams
Buffalo to Green Bay
Cincinnati to Jacksonville
Jacksonville to Miami
New England to Philadelphia
New York Giants to Pittsburgh


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