New Orleans Saints Draft Prospect: Henry Ruggs III

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The New Orleans Saints are preparing for a crucial NFL Draft. Besides the usual work that goes into a draft when it comes to scouting players, interviews, trade talks etc. they also have to make sure they have all their technology ready to go for draft night due to this Covid issue we got going on. Anyways, let’s take a look at a prospect that the New Orleans Saints should definitely have their eyes on, Henry Ruggs III out of Bama.

This Guy Can Fly

When you watch tape on Henry Ruggs III, the first thing that stands out is his speed. I mean this guy can straight up fly. He ran the quickest 40 time out of the entire combine with a 4.27. The next closest was a 4.35. Ruggs III was proclaimed by many as the fastest player in college football last year. Could you imagine a player with this type of speed on the field with Drew Brees, Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara, and Jared Cook? Lord help opposing defenses.

He’s Got Hands and Route Running Too

Not only can this guy fly, but he’s got the hands and route running ability to go with his speed. There are plenty of guys who can run, but when you get a guy who can pair his speed with a solid pair of hands, and can create separation, then you have a special player.

What Will It Take to Get Him?

Most mock drafts have Ruggs III being selected at 13th overall by San Francisco. The Saints will be selecting at pick number 24. However, this is a very strong wide receiver class, so San Francisco could very easily go for someone like Jerry Jeudy or CeeDee Lamb to fill their wide receiver needs. The Saints will likely need to trade up about ten spots to have a shot at snagging Ruggs III. This is always a possibility with Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis at the helm, as we have seen the duo make a trade up at some point during every draft since 2006. The most notable in recent memory being when we traded up from pick 27 to 14 to select Marcus Davenport. It will be a task, but if Henry Ruggs III ends up in the black and gold, the rest of the league should be very very afraid. Hold it.

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