Saints draft Mississippi State QB Tommy Stevens in the seventh round


Perhaps a Taysom Hill 2.0 situation with the New Orleans Saints’ final pick of the 2020 NFL Draft used on Mississippi State Quarterback Tommy Stevens.

The former Penn State transfer played just one season in Starkville, throwing for more than 1,100 yards and 11 touchdowns across nine starts.

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After subtracting yards lost on sacks, Stevens also rushed for close to 500 yards and four scores at more than seven ticks per carry.

At 6’5” 237 pounds, Stevens was slated to workout as a tight end and full back at his Pro Day before it got canceled.

He was clocked at 4.49 seconds in the 40 yard dash and even caught 14 passes during his time at Penn State.

The Saints traded back into the 7th round of the draft to get Stevens by giving up their sixth round selection in 2021 to the Houston Texans.

That was one of three draft day trades for the New Orleans Saints this year, capping off their fourth and final pick with Stevens.

The Saints also pulled off a pair of deals on day two to acquire Wisconsin Linebacker Zack Baun and Dayton Tight End Adam Trautman.

Michigan Center Cesar Ruiz went 24th overall in the first round. Since the draft, New Orleans has signed 11 undrafted free agents to compete for a spot.


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