2019 NFL Draft
The New Orleans Saints made a ballsy move to trade for Marcus Davenport a year ago. Let’s go inside their 2019 NFL Draft War Room! #Saints (Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports)

The New Orleans Saints have been robbed two straight years. You can’t come any closer than they have. In 2017, it was the Case Keenum to Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Miracle. In 2018, it was the pass interference on Nickel Robey-Coleman that was never called. The Saints just need that one last piece to get them over the top. The bad news is they don’t have the draft ammo to really acquire that piece. Well, don’t much ammo I should say. Let’s take you inside the war room. What can we expect from the New Orleans Saints in the 2019 NFL Draft?

Round Two (Pick 62) – The Saints have no first round pick after moving up for Marcus Davenport. That hasn’t panned out that great so far. They also don’t have a third round pick after trading for Teddy Bridgewater. Luckily, he’s back so that one was probably worth having a reliable backup in place. All the Saints have is a late 2nd round pick. They may want to consider even moving down so they can recover some day 3 draft capital for more bites at the apple.

I think corner may be a safe bet for projecting this pick. Marshon Lattimore is good but the rest of the guys are questionable. Eli Applie has been up and down since joining the Saints. Ken Crawley is really the only other guy they have. Adding some sort of a defensive back makes sense. In this range, Lonnie Johnson from Kentucky could be a smart pick. He’s a long corner like Lattimore and Apple fitting that system. Johnson looked alright at the combine and might even be a chess piece you use to take out big tight ends. Johnson is a humongous corner. Can never have enough of them.

Other than that, the Saints are loaded. The only other spot that really needs to be addressed is the secondary receiver and primary tight end. They can’t seriously go another year with Ben Watson as the only guy. It’s Michael Thomas and a bunch of nobodies.