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Cornerbacks the New Orleans Saints could pick in the 2012 NFL Draft

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Sept 10, 2011; Nashville,TN, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores defensive back Casey Hayward (19) returns an interception for a touchdown during the second half against the Connecticut Huskies at Vanderbilt Stadium. Vanderbilt defeated Connecticut 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE

 

 

The New Orleans Saints aren’t hurting to choose a cornerback in the 2012 NFL Draft.  But, if certain ones were to fall to them, they should consider their options.

The Saints are probably going to lose cornerback Leigh Torrence to free agency or flat out release him.  He has played a role mainly on special teams and not much starting time.

If Torrence does make it to training camp, I don’t see him staying on and giving too much competition at the cornerback position.

Tracy Porter is also going to be a free agent and his status is up in the air.  The last two seasons haven’t been his greatest for the Saints after a breakout year in 2009 enroute to the Super Bowl.

Porter will be looking for a nice contract that the Saints may not be able or willing to give him.  If Porter and Torrence depart, then the Saints need to look to the NFL Draft to restock the roster.

While the needs for the Saints will be at defensive line or linebacker, they could wind up taking a cornerback if the right one falls to them much like they did in the third round last year when they picked Johnny Patrick.

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