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