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2021 NFL Mock Draft: New Orleans Saints Select CB Greg Newsome II at No. 28

The Saints try to form a dynamic duo at cornerback.

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With the 28th pick of the 2021 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the New Orleans Saints select...

Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern

The selection and write-up were made by TheCannonGoesBOOM:

In an ideal world, the legend that is Drew Brees leaves the year the Saints have a top-five pick. Sadly, New Orleans is victim of their 2020 record’s success and might have to make due in 2021 with the question-marks personified that are Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill.

But with 2021’s Big 5 quarterbacks all off the board, the Saints happily address an obvious position of weakness: cornerback. As luck would have it, it’s a strong CB class this year and Newsome fell right into our laps. Not only is he arguably the best CB still on the board, he might be the best player available. Filling a position of need and getting great value? Talk about letting the draft come to you.

It’s a steep drop off at corner after Marshon Lattimore, and Newsome looks poised to immediately start as CB2. He’s great at tracking the ball, runs a 4.39 40-yard dash, is built long for a corner and can fit into any scheme. He’s where analytics and passing the eye test intersect. His injury history is a concern though, only playing 6 games last year, but when he was on the field, he largely dominated. But one’s best ability is their availability. If he can’t stay healthy and adjust to the NFL level, Newsome might have a tough go in the Big Easy.

Pokorny: “I have no idea how the Saints will do without Drew Brees. We’ve seen the succeed with Teddy Bridgewater before — who I’d love to see back in New Orleans — but right now, they just have Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill. Newsome is a solid pick for any team, but I’m on the fence with whether I prefer a receiver or not.”

The Green Bay Packers are up next, led by OCMiami.

2021 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Your Friendly Neighborhood Esq. QB Trevor Lawrence
2 New York Jets fjblessi QB Zach Wilson
3 San Francisco 49ers TheDawgsPodcast QB Justin Fields
4 Atlanta Falcons yman1020 TE Kyle Pitts
5 Cincinnati Bengals GrandAdmiralThrawn0905 OT Penei Sewell
6 Miami Dolphins realmccoy WR Ja'Marr Chase
7 Detroit Lions xfl2001fan OT Rashawn Slater
8 Carolina Panthers Adam Rice CB Patrick Surtain II
9 Denver Broncos poultman QB Trey Lance
10 Dallas Cowboys StefanKnee LB Micah Parsons
11 New York Giants Barry Shuck WR DeVonta Smith
12 Philadelphia Eagles Big Cosmic News CB Jaycee Horn
13 Los Angeles Chargers Danielgarrett OT Christian Darrisaw
14 Minnesota Vikings eauclairefan DE/OLB Kwitty Paye
15 New England Patriots Bo154033 WR Jaylen Waddle
16 Arizona Cardinals brianberniebaker CB Caleb Farley
17 Las Vegas Raiders Crawford_T OT Teven Jenkins
18 Miami Dolphins Mudville LB Zaven Collins
19 Washington Football Team ScooterDMD QB Mac Jones
20 Chicago Bears wahoo7 OG Alijah Vera-Tucker
21 Indianapolis Colts yoderdame OT Samuel Cosmi
22 Tennessee Titans BrianB77 CB Asante Samuel Jr
23 New York Jets carrettbagel88 DE Jaelan Phillips
24 Pittsburgh Steelers Mean Ol' Pete RB Najee Harris
25 Jacksonville Jaguars Topanga Jeff DT Christian Barmore
26 Cleveland Browns tmartin5785 LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
27 Baltimore Ravens TheCrackpot DE/OLB Azeez Ojulari
28 New Orleans Saints TheCannonGoesBOOM CB Greg Newsome II
29 Green Bay Packers OCMiami WR Kadarius Toney
30 Buffalo Bills BelieveInCleve DE Jayson Oweh
31 Baltimore Ravens Robo Dawg OT Jalen Mayfield
32 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Midnite Moses RB Travis Etienne
59 Cleveland Browns ProfessorBrowns CB Kelvin Joseph
89 Cleveland Browns Slaytanic Brownie DT Tommy Togiai
91 Cleveland Browns Swagnasty DE Payton Turner