Saints trade up again, select Kentucky left tackle Landon Young at No. 206

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The New Orleans Saints grew impatient as the 2021 NFL draft wore on, and chose to trade up from their sixth-round pick at No. 218 to the Indianapolis Colts’ choice at No. 206, giving up one of their two seventh rounders (No. 229, originally bagged in the Jacksonville Jaguars-Malcom Brown trade) to make it happen. And they selected Kentucky’s Landon Young, a three-year starter at left tackle.

Young started 30 of the 49 games he appeared in for Kentucky and posted a great Relative Athletic Score at the Wildcats’ pro day. He’s a candidate to compete for a spot on the depth chart behind Terron Armstead and James Hurst as one of the Saints’ immediate backups. New Orleans still has another seventh round pick way back at No. 255, so they aren’t finished yet. Stay tuned as the draft continues.

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