The Saints haven’t been shy about moving future assets in the past, and they’re definitely exploring doing it again today. They’ve called teams near the top of tonight’s order and continue to explore the idea of getting a pick early in the second round. The problem? The problem is they don’t have a second-round pick to move, having traded that one last year to get Erik McCoy, who was very solid as their starting center in 2019 (he’ll likely move to guard soon with first-rounder Cesar Ruiz aboard). That means the Saints would likely have to include a 2021 pick in the deal (maybe this year’s third and next year’s second?) to get there. And while this has often left New Orleans short on volume in selections, it’s also indicative of the confidence Mickey Loomis, Jeff Ireland and Sean Payton have in their ability to get it right with less margin for error. That confidence, based on track record, is justified.
• Other clubs that have talked with other teams about trading up: Denver (46), Atlanta (47) and Jacksonville (42). Clubs exploring moving down: Indianapolis and New England. The supply of tackles is starting to run a little low, and there are a bunch of corners who were projected as potential first-rounders still there (Kristian Fulton, Trevon Diggs). Either position, or even running back, could prompt some trades up.
Gonna suck when we trade our 2 and 3s to own round 5View: https://mobile.twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1253781772359393282
Schefter tweet that gets me frisky:
One personnel director calls this “the deepest second round in the last 25 years.” He believes there are 20 players available tonight that could have been first-round picks; there usually are 7-10. “There will be as many starters in this round that there are in the first round.”
I'd go to the late 40s maybe even LA at 52 (if I was also getting 57, say for 37 and 100?)as far back as Jax #42. At some point you do need to get ONE of those guys that is nearly as good as what was available at #23.
View: https://twitter.com/philaperry/status/1253664812581732353?s=21Possible trades down based on the SI article (plus a couple of others)
37/172 for 41/115 works with CLE
37/100 for 46/83/178 works with DEN
37/100 for 47/78 works with ATL
37/195 for 42/116 works with JAX
I like 37/71/100 to CHI for 43/50 - CHI didn't have a 1st rounder and doesn't have a pick between 50 and 163
So 50,87, 139 on the trade chart MIGHT get you 55 and 60 it's about a 7% overpay by Baltimore. Adding 92 makes it a massive 32% overpay.I’m all in favor of the Bears trade.
Then I’d get on the horn with Baltimore. Trade 50, 87, 139, and 172 for 55, 60, and 92.
Git er dun Theo