The New Orleans Saints drafted a quarterback after all.
A day after trading all of their remaining picks in the 2020 NFL Draft to trade up to select a tight end from the FCS level on Friday night, the Saints got back into the final round of the draft and selected a quarterback Saturday.
New Orleans traded its 2021 sixth round pick to Houston for pick No. 240. With that pick, the Saints drafted former Penn State and Mississippi State quarterback Tommy Stevens.
Stevens has drawn comparisons to current New Orleans backup quarterback-wide receiver and special team star Taysom Hill. As a backup at Penn State, the 6-foot-5, 235-pound Stevens threw for 304 yards (24-of-41) with four passing touchdowns, rushed for 506 yards and scored eight rushing touchdowns, and caught 14 passes for 62 yards and two touchdowns.
In his lone seasons at Mississippi State, the grad transfer struggled with consistency and was benched. Stevens threw for 1,115 yards, 11 touchdowns while rushing for 381 yards and four touchdowns.
With the 2020 NFL draft completed, the Saints ended up selecting four players with Michigan center-guard Cesar Ruiz (No. 24), Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun (No. 74), Dayton tight end Adam Trautman (No. 105) and Mississippi State quarterback Tommy Stevens (No. 240).