It has been a tough four months for the Saints. This draft didn’t do much to help them. They were without a first-round pick because of a bad trade for Mark Ingram last year. They lost their second in the scandal and then used the third on a defensive tackle from Canada. The beat goes on in New Orleans and it isn’t a good one.
Coming into this draft, I said that the Saints would have to hit on every pick given their limited amount of choices. They have (mostly) gone the other way in this draft. Aside from the Nick Toon pick, there has been nothing but projects and raw prospects for New Orleans this year.
In working rounds four through seven Saturday, the Saints continued to follow a few trends that have become familiar.
Q: Are you looking forward to going against Drew Brees in practice?
A: “Oh yeah. It’s going to be fun picking off some balls from Drew Brees. It is going to be real fun.”
Had Hicks remained at LSU, agent Frank Murtha believes his client would’ve been a bona fide first-round prospect much like Michael Brockers, the highly regarded Tigers defensive tackle.
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