Sant Saints updated after 2020 trade deadline –

Sant Saints updated after 2020 trade deadline

Well he was a dud. If you were not paying attention, the 2020 NFL trade deadline passed so quietly that it was hardly noticed. Like most of the league, the New Orleans Saints filed their moves with the NFL office well before the cutoff date, working a trade for San Francisco 49ers linebacker Kwon Alexander.

So now we know what kind of draft resources New Orleans will take in 2021. Albert Breyer of Sports Illustrated reported that the Saints included a conditional fifth-round draft pick in their trade package for Alexander (along with backup linebacker Psycho Alonso, a 2019 season-ending injury).

And the conditions for that pick are interesting: If Alexander meets enough game-time incentives, the Saints will send their 2021 fifth-rounder to San Francisco. But if Alexander doesn’t get on the field often, either because of his recent high-ankle sprain, it takes longer to pick up the bus system, or any other factor, the 49ers wait until 2022 to get New Orleans Have to do. Fifth round taker.

This is a bit more complicated than your standard pick-swap situations, but not ridiculous. Certainly not as contrived as the New Orleans Pelicans will be received from the Los Angeles Lakers over the next half decade.

Anyway: Here are all 2021 drafts, with Alexander determined to make the Saints after the trade, along with his draft-day maneuver in 2020 and projected compensatory selections:

Round 1 (Own) Round 2 (Own) Round 3 (Compensation for losing Teddy Bridgewater) Round 4 (Own) Round 5 (Conditional, may return by 2022) Round 6 (Compensation for losing AJ Klin) Round 7 (myself)

The Saints exchanged their third and sixth-round players in 2021 to advance the board in the 2020 draft, to recapture a select few who traded earlier this year. The crooks achieved in those moves were linebacker Jake Bau and quarterback-turned-end Tommy Stevens.

In addition, New Orleans was charged with new teams in free agency after Bridgwater and Klein to compensate: Guess. We certainly won’t know if the NFL is awarding those selections, unless they are announced in the spring, so engage with the idea of ​​the Saints choosing once each round. Don’t be

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