Saints make first trade involving future pick, take Zack Baun

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Drafting from home may have made the league more conservative when it comes to trades, at least ones involving future picks.

But the Saints do this a lot, so it stands to reason they’d be the ones to break the streak.

The Saints just traded the 88th overall pick and a 2021 third-rounder to the Browns, to move up to the 74th pick so they could take Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun. They also got a seventh-rounder back from the Browns.

It was the first trade so far this year which included one of next year’s picks.

The Saints have made a habit of dealing future picks, cutting into their stockpile with previous deals. They gave up a first-rounder in 2018 to move up for defensive end Marcus Davenport, and this year’s second last year to move up for center Erik McCoy.

Baun’s an explosive athlete, who had 12.5 sacks last year for the Badgers. He was flagged at the Scouting Combine for a diluted sample, and sent a letter to teams saying it was because of drinking too much water to add weight.

3 responses to “Saints make first trade involving future pick, take Zack Baun

  1. This process hasn’t put them over the top yet. You know what they say about repeating the same thing over and over and expecting different results…

  2. Too much water to add weight? LOL


    The Saints think they’re smarter than everyone else, and they have no picks today, an old QB, and bleak future by loading up on picks to replace their expensive, aging vets. Kamara also wants his McCaffrey money.


  3. I sat down to watch day 2 with the far fetched hope that Baun would somehow fill that LB need. I call it a win.

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