Report: Saints see Bryce Petty as draft’s “best pure passer”


With nine picks in the 2015 draft, including five in the first three rounds, the Saints are well-positioned to add some young talent at positions of need.

One position that isn’t a pressing need is quarterback; after all, Drew Brees is under contract for two more seasons. However, with no heir apparent to Brees, it wouldn’t be a surprise if New Orleans drafted a young passer.

And according to a published report, there is one quarterback in the Class of 2015 with whom the Saints could be especially fond.

In his first-round mock draft, well-connected Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Bob McGinn has New Orleans taking Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty with the No. 31 pick.

According to McGinn, the Saints believe Petty is “the best pure passer in the draft.”

Per multiple reports, the Saints put Petty through a private workout earlier this month.

The No. 31 pick was acquired in the deal that sent tight end Jimmy Graham to Seattle. The Saints also have their own first-round selection (No. 13). In addition, the Saints have one second-round choice (No. 44) and two third-round picks (Nos. 75 and 78).

The Bills have also been linked to Petty after meeting with him on Tuesday. However, the Bills don’t have a first-rounder and don’t pick until 50th overall.

Indeed, the QB intrigue in the 2015 draft doesn’t end with where Marcus Mariota lands.

15 responses to “Report: Saints see Bryce Petty as draft’s “best pure passer”

  1. Interesting. Do they nab him at 31 or take a risk and hope he’s still there at 44? Thats yhe kind of thing that makes the draft so interesting but I’d hate to have to be the guy to make those decisions.

  2. No way Petty is going in the first round. This smells like a smokescreen to get Buffalo to move up in front of the Saints in round 2 (#44) to take Petty in the hopes that it will lead to someone who the Saints really want falling to them.

    And I have no doubt Buffalo would do it if they really do like Petty. They seem to be turning into a team that will get the player that they want regardless of how high the cost of doing so is.

  3. Thats potentially good news for Green Bay, sitting at 30. If a team wants Petty that pick just might be a little more valuable now especially if more than one team wants him.

  4. Saints fan here, dont really want Petty. Or any QB in this draft for that matter.
    Ride Drew until the wheels fall off, these next few years’ additions should be of the “win now” variety.

  5. Wny not? As great as Brees is and as many all-time NFL records he has, Father Time is 100% undefeated……..

  6. Eagles would be better off with him in the 3rd then with Mariota for 3+1st rounders.

  7. I like the Watkins trade just fine. I’d do it again. There’s no player in this draft that I’m dying to get. The Bills don’t have any holes really other than QB. You sound like a butthurt Jets fan.

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