Saints add to the line, take DE Payton Turner

Houston Rice Football Payton Turner
Posted at 10:45 PM, Apr 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-29 23:50:42-04

Some will call it a bold move, maybe a stretch, but with the 28th overall pick the Saints draft Houston defensive end Payton Turner.

He recorded 10.5 tackels for a loss, and five sacks in just five games this year. His draft graded slotted him in the second-fourth rounds, but his stock was on the rise in the days leading into the draft. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday that Turner could move into the first round due to high character and great measurables. Turner stands at 6-foot-6-inches tall, and boasts an 84-inch wingspan. CBS Sports mock drafts had his ceiling at no. 61 to Buffalo, no. 109 to Houston.

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