2020 NFL Draft: New Orleans Saints 7-round mock

Jordan Love, Utah State Aggies. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Jordan Love, Utah State Aggies. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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Jaylon Johnson, Utah Utes
Jaylon Johnson, Utah Utes. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) /

Second Round

The Saints do not have a second-round pick in 2020. This stems from a trade made with the Miami Dolphins in 2019. The Saints moved up for center Erik McCoy in the second round. New Orleans received a fourth-round pick last year, which the Saints then traded to the Arizona Cardinals. They also sent last year’s second and sixth-round pick Miami’s way in this deal.

Third Round

843. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 88. player. CB. Utah Utes. Jaylon Johnson

Cornerback is one of the two remaining primary needs for the Saints. Though they will have to wait until pick No. 88 in the third round, they will have their answer at this position by drafting Jaylon Johnson out of the University of Utah.

Johnson is 6-feet and 195 pounds. He played in 37 games for Kyle Whittingham over his three years in Salt Lake, making 102 tackles, three for a loss of yardage and one of them being a sack. He also had 21 pass breakups and seven interceptions for 165 yards and two touchdowns in his college career playing for the Utes.

Even though he didn’t play at Ohio State, Saints defensive coordinator will love a guy who has played in plenty of big games during his college career in the Pac-12. Though the Saints could go wide receiver with their third-round selection, they can get better value at the cornerback position in the third round and wait to draft a wide receiver in day three of the 2020 NFL Draft.