The New Orleans Saints kept their original pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft and selected Cesar Ruiz with the 24th pick. Ruiz appeared in 15 games (nine starts) in his rookie season with the Black & Gold and has appeared in 46 games with 40 starts in his three seasons. He started 14 games in 2022.
The Saints' next two selections in the 2020 NFL draft came during Round 3. With the 74th overall selection, the Saints selected Zack Baun out of Wisconsin. In his rookie year, Baun appeared in 15 games, posting 12 tackles, one of them being for a loss. Baun has played in 45 games with 48 tackles.
The second pick in the third round was tight end Adam Trautman. Trautman was selected with the 105th overall pick. The Dayton product appeared in 15 games (six starts), racking up 171 receiving yards on 15 receptions with one touchdown and backed that up with 27 receptions for 263 yards and two touchdowns in 2021. For his career Trautman has played in 43 games with 60 catches for 641 yards with four touchdowns.
The Saints selected quarterback Tommy Stevens (240) with their remaining selection.
Saints 2020 draft summary:
With their first round pick, the Saints selected Ruiz. The Black & Gold would trade the 56th overall pick before selecting linebacker Zack Baun with the 74th pick. In order to draft Baun with the 74th pick, New Orleans traded away its 88th selection. Trautman was drafted with the 105th selection. With their final pick in the 2020 NFL draft, the Saints selected Stevens out of Mississippi State. Stevens is the only member of the draft class that didn't make the team.
With the 24th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints selected OL
2020 New Orleans Saints draft picks:
|74||OLB||Zack Baun (choice from Cleveland)||Wisconsin|
|105||TE||Adam Trautman (choice from Minnesota)||Dayton|
|240||QB||Tommy Stevens (choice from Houston)||Mississippi State|
2020 New Orleans Saints draft pick trades:
|Pick #||Trade Details|
|56||Traded to Miami in exchange for a 2019 second round pick.|
|88||Traded to Cleveland in exchange for the 74th and 244th overall slections.|
|130||Traded to Minnesota along with the 130th, 169th 203rd and 244th overall picks in the draft.|
|238||Traded to the New York Giants in exchange for 2019 foruth round pick and cornerback Eli Apple.|