The New Orleans Saints did not have talks about moving up to No. 1, a source told ESPN’s Mike Triplett on Tuesday, and are more likely to trade down and acquire more picks.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport initially reported Tuesday morning that New Orleans discussed moving up to the No. 1 pick to take a quarterback, but the cost to get the pick was too costly.
Rapaport also reported that the Saints are a possibility to move into the lower part of the top 10 in order to get Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch, widely considered the third-best passer on the board behind presumptive top-two picks Jared Goff and Carson Wentz.
Lynch’s agent, Leigh Steinberg, told WWL on Monday night that the Saints are one of the teams interested in the Memphis passer, but ESPN reported that Lynch is likely a long shot for New Orleans.
“There is interest,” Steinberg said. “Whether or not they’ll pick him that high I’m not really sure.”
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