With the 28th overall pick in the 2021, the Saints added to the team's defensive line with this gifted pass rusher. During his four collegiate seasons, Turner notched career totals of 115 tackles (68 solo), ten sacks, 25 tackles for loss, one interception, one forced fumble, ten passes defensed and one blocked punt.
Watch Payton Turner, 2020 players react to being drafted by New Orleans Saints
There's nothing quite like being drafted. Watch the reaction of Payton Turner and other New Orleans Saints players once they received the life-changing news that they were being selected. The Saints have seven more picks in the 2021 draft. Who will be next?
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