Originally Posted by cajunrevenge
Saints - Just going to do likely first round picks since most mock drafts wont go farther than that for a while and because there are 2 main positions the Saints would/should target with the first round pick.
1- OT - Charles Brown is mediocre a best and has been injury prone previously as a backup. He is a free agent after the season and is nothing more than a stop gap. The RT Zack Strief has played very well but is also a free agent to be. He is a decent RT but nothing special. Terron Armstead drafted last year could take one spot but when you have a QB like Brees you really would like to have a top notch LT. The only thing that can hold this offense down is letting the other team get pressure on Brees. First round tackle high priority.
2- 3-4 OLB - Parys Haralson has done a solid job opposite Junior Gallete who is a beast. He is another free agent to be who the better he plays the less likely he is to be back because of lack of cap space. Adding another top notch pass rusher could take the defense from very good to elite. Should be high priority for round 1 pick.
I think the first position is correct here but id very much would prefer a corner over a 3-4 OLB. Galette is a starter for a great many years to come and with Harylson and Butler coming back from injury we can get a starter opposite of him. Corner on the other hand i think is becomigng an issue again. Greer is declining, Patrick Robinson is a bust thats coming back from a big injury and the saints are in pass D a lot so having a guy to add to Keenan Lewis will be great.
my top 5 needs would be
3 3-4 OLB
4 Wideout (only deep threats, nothing slot receiver like)
5 DLine depth
with a TE being a possible high draft pick as well if the saints are not sure they can resign Graham, also with Watson being way old and the league looking more and more like a 2 TE league getting a player with great athletisism and size there would also relieve some of the pressures of a thin wideout group.
Least favourite potential saints first roundpick as cited pre-draft
2010: Patrick Robinson --> Check
2011: Mark Ingram --> Check
2012: no pick
2013: Kenny Vaccaro --> Check