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‘We Felt Like He Was The Top-Rated QB:’ Saints’ HC Dennis Allen On Kenny Pickett

With two first round picks, the New Orleans Saints had the chance to draft QB Kenny Pickett in this year’s draft. They opted against it but head coach Dennis Allen revealed Pickett was the team’s #1 quarterback in this year’s draft.

On a conference call with reporters Tuesday, Allen said Pickett topped all other names at the position.

“We thought he was a good quarterback,” Allen said via the Saints’ team website. “Smart, instinctive, good athlete. Through the ball with rhythm and timing. We felt like he was probably the top rated quarterback in last year’s draft.