Jul 25, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis addresses the media during a press conference prior to the start of training camp at the team practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
According to NFL.com, the New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is the second-best general manager when it comes to the NFL Draft.
The criteria was how many Pro Bowl players general managers across the NFL have selected among their overall selections during their career.
Loomis was second (14.6% of his picks were Pro Bowl players) only to Cowboys owner/general manager/ hype man Jerry Jones (14.72% of his picks were Pro Bowlers).
Defensive end Cameron Jordan and running back Mark Ingram are the most recently drafted (2011) players by the Saints that have made the Pro Bowl
Loomis not only excels on draft day however, he excels at putting the Saints in the best possible position in the weeks and months before draft day.
Loomis was firing at all cylinders to begin the month of March as he dealt two of the Saints best pass catchers for draft picks and players that could bolster both offense and defense.
He has shrewdly re-negotiated deals, cut players who refused to take pay decreases, and legitimately has the New Orleans Saints ready to make another run next season.
The Saints need to hit on their top three needs of edge rusher, wide receiver, interior offensive and defensive linemen with their nine draft picks in order for the draft to be a success.