2020 NFL Draft: Late-round sleeper targets for the New Orleans Saints

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The New Orleans Saints are marching into the 2020 NFL Draft with a stacked team, who should they target late in the draft to help them on this championship run?

This free agency period has been good to the New Orleans Saints thus far. They brought in some proven veteran talent in Malcolm Jenkins and Emmanuel Sanders, while also re-signing an important part of their offensive line, in Andrus Peat.

While they have done this, the rest of the division has done everything they can do to take down the defending NFC South champs. Tom Brady, Todd Gurley, Dante Fowler, Robby Anderson and Teddy Bridgewater have all taken their talents to the NFC South. While the Saints remain the division favorites, for now, these teams are right on their tails.

The 2020 NFL Draft is the final piece of the puzzle for Mickey Loomis and the Saints’ player personnel department. There is not a glaring weakness on the roster, but they will have to replace AJ Klein and Eli Apple who each started 15 games last season.

Another factor to consider is the fact that Drew Brees was extremely close to retiring this past offseason. Should they consider a quarterback in the first round? Are they comfortable with Taysom Hill as a legitimate backup QB? My gut feeling is that the Saints are all in for 2020, and they will use this draft to find immediate help rather than help down the road.

Something to note is the fact that the Saints are missing their 2nd round draft pick in addition to their 7th rounder, so the rest of their draft looks like this:

  • Round 1, 24th overall
  • Round 3, 88th overall
  • Round 4, 130th overall
  • Round 5, 169th overall
  • Round 6, 203rd overall

With the draft fast approaching, let’s take a look at some late-round players the New Orleans Saints should take a look at this year.