2020 NFL Draft: New Orleans Saints final draft grades

Cesar Ruiz, 2020 NFL Draft (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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The 2020 NFL Draft is in the books. How did the New Orleans Saints grade out with their limited selections?

The Saints had one of the more interesting draft classes this year. They walked into the draft with five picks. They then traded four of those picks to move up in the third round. Finally, the Saints capped it off by trading back into the seventh round.

The first pick at No. 24 overall was used on Cesar Ruiz, a center from Michigan who may be moved to guard. Regardless of the position change, Ruiz was not drafted to be a backup and be a key player on a great offensive line.

Day 2 was supposed to be quiet for the Saints, as they had one third-round pick and no second-round choice. The Saints decided to get aggressive per usual and make two trades in the third round. First, they moved up to select Zack Baun, and later, they traded away the rest of their picks to get Adam Trautman.

The last trade was supposed to take New Orleans out of business on Day 3. That was until the very end of the seventh round, in which they traded back into the draft by parting with a 2021 6th to select quarterback Tommy Stevens.

Overall, I think the Saints did a really solid job. The Ruiz pick was strong, as I felt he should have gone a few picks earlier. They got a guy in Zack Baun, who as thought to be a late first-round pick by some. Trautman and Stevens should provide unique value to an already stacked Saints offense.

Overall Grade: B+

With that being said, how did each of these picks grade individually?