By Jack Despeaux | SI
General managers should study the New Orleans Saints to see how they managed to get under the salary cap while keeping their most talented players on the roster. That is of course, their most talented players on the roster except for newly retired quarterback Drew Brees.
The Saints need a quarterback again: Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston aren’t the long-term answer.
With eight picks in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Saints could take some swings to get their quarterback. Unless they perform a massive trade up from pick 28, none of these potential quarterbacks are going to be locks to be the franchise quarterback.
Round 1, Pick 28: Davis Mills, quarterback, Stanford
Davis Mills could be the best-kept secret of this year’s draft. A toolsy quarterback who had a very strong pro day, Mills may surprise people with how early he is picked.
Davis Mills - Quarterback Stanford Cardinals 2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report
When a team needs their quarterback, they may not be willing to wait to see if he’s still there. Mills would be in a great position to sit behind Hill and Winston and then take the reins when he becomes ready. It’s best to get toolsy quarterbacks early and let them develop, so the Saints aren’t taking any chances here and are getting their guy early.
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