New Orleans Saints draft picks 2021: Round-by-round selections

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Here is a 2021 NFL draft pick-by-pick breakdown for the New Orleans Saints:

Round 1 (No. 28 overall) - Payton Turner, DE, Houston: The four-time defending NFC South champs go with the edge rusher after losing Trey Hendrickson's 13½ sacks in free agency. Turner, who had five sacks and 10½ TFLs in five games last year, joins a pass rush that already includes perennial Pro Bowler Cam Jordan and 2018 first-founder Marcus Davenport, who's been a bit of a disappointment after the Saints traded two first-rounders in 2018 to get him. Draft tracker

Round 2 (60) - Pete Werner, LB, Ohio State: He'll team with All-Pro Demario Davis after Alex Anzalone signed with Detroit. An all-Big Ten selection with a nose for the football. Draft tracker

Round 3 (76, from Giants through Broncos) - Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford: He opted out in 2020 but was all-Pac-12 in 2018 and ’19. He led FBS with 24 passes defensed in 2018 and should compete immediately for a starting role in New Orleans. Draft tracker

Round 4 (133) - Ian Book, QB, Notre Dame

Round 6 (206, from Colts) - Landon Young, OT, Kentucky

Round 7 (255) - Kawaan Baker, WR, South Alabama

New Orleans Saints' last five top draft picks: 

  • 2020 (No. 24 overall): Cesar Ruiz, C, Michigan
  • 2019 (No. 48 overall): Erik McCoy, C, Texas A&M
  • 2018 (No. 14 overall): Marcus Davenport, DE, Texas-San Antonio
  • 2017 (No. 11 overall): Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
  • 2016 (No. 12 overall): Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville

2021 NFL draft: Team-by-team picks

AFC East: Bills | Dolphins | Jets | Patriots

AFC North: Bengals | Browns | Ravens | Steelers

AFC South: Colts | Jaguars | Texans | Titans

AFC West: Broncos | Chargers | Chiefs | Raiders

NFC East: Cowboys | Eagles | Giants | Washington

NFC North: Bears | Lions | Packers | Vikings

NFC South: Buccaneers | Falcons | Panthers | Saints

NFC West: 49ers | Cardinals | Rams | Seahawks

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