The New England Patriots have the biggest decision they have had to make in 20 years on their hands, and that is whether or not they are bringing back six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady. Looking from the outside, it really looks like Brady is done in New England, which means they either trade up for a quarterback in this draft, go with Jarrett Stidham next season, or take a look at the available free agents.
With their first round pick in 2020, the Patriots need to bring in a weapon on the outside who can help whoever is under center next season. One player who could be landing in the first round with a strong combine is Justin Jefferson, who played a big role in the LSU Tigers winning it all this season.
Jefferson is an incredibly talented athlete, and teamed with N’Keal Harry, the team’s first round pick a year ago, the Patriots would have a solid, young duo at the top of their depth chart. Julian Edelman is getting up there in age, and can no longer shoulder the load, so a wide receiver in the first round makes sense for the Patriots.
The New Orleans Saints were shocked at home in the Divisional Round by the Minnesota Vikings, as they were shredded by Kirk Cousins and the Vikings offense. Heading into the season, they have a huge question at the top of their roster, and that is whether or not Drew Brees will be their man going forward at quarterback.
If they decide to move on from Brees, the Saints will be in play for a quarterback in the first round, unless they feel like Taysom Hill or Teddy Bridgewater are their guy moving forward. In this mock, we like Saints to bring back Brees, and utilize this first round pick on getting better in the defensive backfield.
Grant Delpit from LSU is regarded as the best pure safety in this draft class, and would be an absolute perfect addition to this secondary here at No. 24 overall. The Saints have good young players at corner, and have used second round picks on the safety spot in both 2016 and 2017, but Delpit is on another level in terms of talent.