With the 105th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints traded up to select TE
With the 105th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints selected tight end Adam Trautman from Dayton. New Orleans acquired the third round from the Minnesota Vikings.
Trautman was on NFL scouts' radar heading into the 2019 season and his senior-year production did little to quiet the hype. He was a first-team Associated Press FCS All-American and the Pioneer League Offensive Player of the Year after recording 70 receptions for 916 yards (13.1 per) and 14 touchdowns (ranked fifth in the FCS) in 11 starts. He was a high school quarterback in Michigan and won Dayton's Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year during his redshirt season in 2015. He became an offensive weapon in his first year on the field, lining up at tight end, in the slot, and as a Wildcat QB in 11 games (seven starts, 24 receptions, 238 yards, 9.9 average, three touchdowns). In each of the next two seasons, Trautman led the Flyers in receiving and was named second-team all-conference (43 receptions, 537 yards, 12.5 average, five touchdowns in 2017; 41 receptions, 604 yards, 14.7 average, nine touchdowns in 2018). His brother, Alex, plays linebacker at Dayton.