Saints aren’t able to get Chris Olave, pass on Trevor Penning in Bleacher Report’s 2022 re-draft

How various would the 2022 NFL draft’s preliminary appearance if everybody had the advantage of hindsight? That’s a property checked out by David Kenyon at Bleacher Report, where he just recently carried out a re-draft to review every group’s requirements and thought about how numerous novices carried out around the NFL. And it brings significant modifications for the New Orleans Saints.

For something, the Saints lost out on Chris Olave in this run. The star pass receiver didn’t make it to their choice with the New York Jets choosing him at No. 10 general, simply one slot ahead of where the Saints selected Olave. In truth the Saints were going to go up the board as far as required to get Olave — they traded up from No. 16 to 11 on the night of the draft to select him. But in this circumstance they weren’t able to make it take place, and he’s playing somewhere else.

So who did the Saints get rather at No. 11 general? Kenyon has actually left deal with Charlie Cross being up to them, which would’ve been an excellent get. Here’s what he composed of the match:

“While continuing the run on receivers might be appealing, the Saints should be thrilled to grab Cross. He started all 17 games at left tackle for the Seahawks and did an admirable job of holding down the position. New Orleans later picked Trevor Penning, who endured a rough preseason and a foot injury before managing just 124 offensive snaps.”

Cross would’ve offered the Saints more of a certainty at left deal with than Trevor Penning, and he most likely begins ahead of James Hurst, too. That alters the appearance of the Saints offending line for sure. But the causal sequence of this relocation is that New Orleans hands down Penning at No. 19 in Kenyon’s re-draft, rather choosing pass receiver Treylon Burks:

“Treylon Burks closed his rookie season with 33 receptions for 444 yards and one touchdown. Two injuries limited him to 11 games, and Tennessee’s instability at quarterback didn’t help. However, it’s easy to imagine Burks’ production would rise in a still-not-great-but-moderately-functional passing game in New Orleans.”

I’m not exactly sure I can approve this choice. Burks verified a few of the issues groups held about him prior to the draft in between bad conditioning early in the season and some irregular hands as a pass catcher. Is Andy Dalton truly a much better quarterback alternative than who the Titans trotted out in 2015? Maybe, perhaps not. For now, let’s simply more than happy the Saints got Olave, and hope Penning can turn into the starter they’re anticipating him to be.


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