2016 NFL Draft update: New Orleans Saints currently sit at 10th


The New Orleans Saints continue to search for answers and attempt to pull themselves out of the mud after losing three straight games.

After the conclusion of last night’s entertaining Monday Night Football game between the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens, we have the updated NFL Draft order for next year. Here’s how it looks with just several weeks left in the regular season.

  1. Tennessee Titans (2-9)
  2. Cleveland Browns (2-9)
  3. San Diego Chargers (3-8)
  4. Dallas Cowboys (3-8)
  5. San Francisco 49ers (3-8)
  6. Miami Dolphins (4-7)
  7. Philadelphia Eagles (4-7)
  8. Baltimore Ravens (4-7)
  9. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-7)
  10. New Orleans Saints (4-7)

Unfortunately, the Saints find themselves in the NFL’s Top 10 for a reason that many won’t be too happy about. It’s interesting to look at this list, and then realize that the black and gold have lost to the Titans and Eagles, but beat the Cowboys. They’ll play the Jaguars at home at the end of the month.

With just five games remaining, there’s little to no optimism remaining for fans. This is simply a bad football team that we all bought into the hype once again.

As for the NFL Draft itself, the Saints will have a laundry list of needs that need to be filled for next season, but my quick votes for a Top 10 pick are outside linebacker (weakside specifically), offensive line (guard then tackle), defensive tackle, and wide receiver.

The Saints are tasked with hosting the only unbeaten team left in the league: the Carolina Panthers (11-0). The Panthers can win the NFC South for the third straight year, and lock up a playoff spot with a victory over the Saints.