METAIRIE, La. — New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis was talking to groups about moving upward from select No. 28 of this 2021 NFL draft to the top 10, sources told ESPN’s Dianna Russini.

A quarterback isn’t the Saints’ main goal, based on sources, in spite of the fact that Drew Brees announced his retirement . They really have their sights on a different place.

Coach Sean Payton singled out cornerback last week for a position New Orleans has to”address between now and the beginning of the year” In addition, he said quarterback isn’t crucial since the group is high on beginning candidates Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill.

“One thing I think we have done before is we have found someone that we adore and we have consistently made motions to go get that player or players,” Loomis said in his pre-draft press conference Wednesday. “If that is the definition of competitive, I enjoy it”

The only real difference this season is that the Saints have more beginning places up in the atmosphere.

But when asked if their strategy would change this season only because they have numerous holes to fill, Loomis said,”I probably look somewhat differently. I really don’t find a good deal of holes in our roster.”

“With regards to the roster, I think that it’s difficult to create our group ” Loomis continued. “I believe we’ve got a great deal of talent in a great deal of places. When you look at every one of those position collections, a great deal of times it is difficult to imagine a rookie coming in and displacing a number of our specialists.

“So I would not say that quantity is a priority for us. I believe quality is a priority for us”

The Saints’ curiosity about trading to the top 10 was reported by NFL Network and Fox Sports.