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Lower-round QBs face long odds to make it in NFL

May. 03, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

The five teams that took quarterbacks in the first round of the NFL draft head into the offseason program full of optimism that they have found the franchise cornerstone that will lead to great success for the next decade. History indicates that at least a couple of those...

Circumstances led Saints to draft for value more than need

May. 01, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The first Saints draft since the retirement of record-setting passer Drew Brees featured the selections of defensive players in the first three rounds. That wasn't necessarily by design. “It’s just the way the draft fell,”...

Saints take defenders Werner, Adebo on 2nd day of NFL draft

May. 01, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints selected Ohio State linebacker Pete Werner in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday night before trading up to add their third defensive player of the draft early in the third round with Stanford cornerback Paulson Adebo. ...

Saints draft Houston DE Payton Turner with 28th overall pick

Apr. 30, 2021 01:29 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints looked to restore depth to their edge pass rush after losing the team's sack leader from last season to free agency, selecting Houston defensive end Payton Turner 28th overall in Thursday night's first round of the NFL draft. ...

Mock Draft: As usual, it's all about the quarterbacks

Apr. 26, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

Because they are make believe, mock drafts tend to go wild. Lots of projected trades. Runs on specific positions. A surprise pick or two. For this year’s selection process there is an obvious trend — one that should stun nobody. It’s all about the quarterbacks,...

Saints mindful of holes beyond QB in first post-Brees draft

Apr. 23, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As counterintuitive as it may seem, the first New Orleans Saints draft since the retirement of all-time leading NFL passer Drew Brees might not include a quarterback. A cornerback, however, could very well be in the cards. Saints...

Saints enter draft with holes at all levels of defense

Apr. 22, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

28. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (13-5) LAST SEASON: The Saints won the NFC South for a fourth consecutive season, and made the playoffs for the ninth time under coach Sean Payton, going 12-4 despite being without Drew Brees, the NFL's all-time leading passer, for four games. Brees...

Jones, Smith, Harris reconnect at Alabama's pro day No. 2

Mar. 30, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

DeVonta Smith was there for quarterback Mac Jones once again, this time it was at Alabama's latest pro day. The Heisman Trophy-winning wide receiver seemed to have little left to prove for NFL teams on the field, but showed up Tuesday to help Jones out. Jones threw a...

Winston eager for chance to succeed Brees with Saints

Mar. 23, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jameis Winston describes the prospect of taking over for retired, record-setting Saints quarterback Drew Brees as something that comes with a “tremendous amount of responsibility.” It's also something Winston eager to do, albeit in his own way. ...