Will the Saints go after their quarterback of the future in this draft class? It's definitely possible. Drew Brees still has plenty left in the tank, but now may be the time to start grooming a young talent behind him. A guy like Shane Carden, Garrett Grayson or Sean Mannion make a lot of sense, and giving them two to three seasons to work with Brees could equal magic in The Big Easy.
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While the Saints are expecting big things from second-year receiver Brandin Cooks, there's definitely a fall off after him and Marques Colston. The Saints traded away Kenny Stills, so they'll likely be in the market for his replacement. Tack on the fact that Colston's future is very unknown at this point, and it would make sense for the Saints to use a pick somewhere in rounds 2-4 on the position. Nelson Agholor is one player who comes to mind, but also consider someone like Tyler Lockett, Justin Hardy or Rashad Greene.
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It seems unlikely that the Saints will land a player like Maxx Williams at tight end, as he may be gone before their No. 2 pick, but it's possible. If they don't go with Williams, expect them to target someone like Clive Walford or Nick O'Leary in the third round. We know that Sean Payton loves Josh Hill, but look what happened when the Atlanta Falcons lost Tony Gonzalez. New Orleans definitely doesn't want to find themselves struggling to fill a void at tight end after trading Jimmy Graham.
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If the Saints want to keep Drew Brees around for a few more years, he's going to need some protection. An upgrade at guard could be a huge move for New Orleans in this draft. While they likely won't use their first pick to take a lineman, expect them to consider one with their newly acquired first rounder from the Seattle Seahawks. Laken Tomlinson from Duke would be a great fit, while La'el Collins and Arie Kouandjio are also names to watch.
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The Saints will be fully focused on finding a pass-rushing outside linebacker with their top pick. The good news? There's quite a few of them available. It seems like Dante Fowler Jr. and Vic Beasley will both be gone before the team picks, but strong options in Shane Ray and Randy Gregory could both potentially be available. Whichever they choose to go with, they'll be getting an instant-impact player on the defensive side of the ball.