As fans, we always have the benefit of hindsight when it comes to being our teams “GM” or general manager. For the New Orleans Saints, they will have just one chance to try to get it right with the 2012 NFL Draft.
Last year, the Saints made a bold move in the first round of the NFL Draft when they moved back into the first round after selecting defensive end Cameron Jordan with the 24th pick.
They would make a trade with the New England Patriots and select running back Mark Ingram with the 28th pick. Ingram’s selection was cheered and jeered by fans alike on draft night.
No doubt the mixed feelings were from a gunshy attitude about first round running backs(Reggie Bush) and also losing the coveted first round pick for next year.
The Saints will actually have all their picks this year, minus the first round, and have shown that they can still find quality choices in the later rounds.
What has some worried is that for right now, the picks the Saints will need might be gone by the time the Saints select a player with 59th pick during the second round.
Tags: 2012 Nfl Draft Cameron Jordan Carl Nicks Drew Brees Free Agency Jahri Evans Lance Moore Mark Ingram Marques Colston Mickey Loomis New England Patriots New Orleans Saints Pierre Thomas Roman Harper