We are days removed from the 2019 NFL Draft. 254 college football players were selected by the 32 franchises in the league. With the new batch of NFL athletes, that means the position competitions officially kick off.
The New Orleans Saints added five rookies to their roster, which means that some veterans on the roster may be at risk of losing their spot.
Here are three veterans the Saints could cut following the NFL Draft.
3. S Chris Banjo
The Saints drafted two safeties in Florida's Chauncey Gardner-Johnson and Rutgers' Saquan Hampton, which means there are a ton of bodies in the secondary. Chris Banjo is a special teams ace, but is on a relatively cheap three-year contract. If Hampton excels throughout training camp, New Orleans could opt to part ways with Banjo in order to roster the sixth-round draft pick.
2. LB Craig Robertson
Craig Robertson is coming off a career low season, after posting just 14 tackles through 16 regular season games. The Saints drafted Idaho linebacker Kaden Elliss in the seventh round and added an undrafted free agent in USC's Porter Gustin. While Robertson was signed to a two-year contract extension, it comes at a low cost, which can possibly make it easier for the Saints to part ways with him.
1. WR Cameron Meredith
The New Orleans Saints have an embarrassment of riches in terms of wide receiver depth. However, Cameron Meredith could be on the outside looking in. Meredith was limited to just six games last year due to lingering knee issues, when he caught nine passes for 114 yards and a touchdown. With younger receivers on the roster, and Meredith being in the final year of his current contract, the veteran could be shown the door.