Sean Payton says Saints 6 man draft class is "prototyped relative to their position"

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The 2021 NFL draft yielded 6 new players for the New Orleans Saints. Three on defense, then 3 on offense came off the board for the Black & Gold over the three day, seven round event.

"I like the fact each one of these picks are prototyped relative to their position. I like the fact that we feel like it's a smart class, relative to what we're going to ask them to do," head coach Sean Payton said of the group.

“I think that we felt really good about, the height, weight, speed and intelligence of this class. And, then also the vision that we have for each of these players. I think the one area that's super important is what's the vision onto our roster and then we kind of go from there.”

1st round Payton Turner, DE Houston

2nd round Pete Werner, LB Ohio State

3rd round Paulson Adebo, CB Stanford

4th round Ian Book, QB Notre Dame

6th round Landon Young, OT Kentucky

7th round Kawaan Baker, WR South Alabama