New Orleans Saints: 5 things to help fans get over a bad year

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May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Brandin Cooks (Oregon State) poses for photos after being selected as the number twenty overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft to the New Orleans Saints at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

3. High draft pick in the 2016 NFL Draft

With the New Orleans Saints just four games away from calling it a season, it doesn’t hurt to start looking at draft prospects — they’ll have a great chance at a top player.

From Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa, to Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, to Notre Dame outside linebacker Jaylon Smith, the Saints could have their pick at the crop of exceptional talent come draft day.

Regardless of where they end up picking, New Orleans must come out on top in the approaching selection process.  We’re looking at Jeff Irleand, the Saints’ new assistant general manager and college scouting director (hired this offseason) who likely played a big role in the solid effort of the 2015 NFL Draft.

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