First things first. Take a deep breath. Are you ok now? Dear Who Dat Nation, things may get a little “nuttier than a fruitcake” in this year’s draft.
Brace yourself. In 2017, the most certain thing that lies ahead in this year’s draft is uncertainty. At any rate, the month of March could be preparing Who Dat Nation for what’s to come this season. It’s no secret that this year is critical for many reasons. The Black and Gold are leasing Drew Brees year to year. The team has gone through three 7-9 seasons and then there’s finally some money in the piggy bank to spend.
At the same time, both Loomis and Payton have been put on notice. Since this year could be a make or break year, risk doesn’t really exist. In other words, the Saints’ front office have really nothing to lose at this point. If you have a weak stomach stop here. This is where the article gets a little unnerving.
The Saints may draft an offensive player at the 11th pick. The only player that has the potential to put Saints fans UP IN ARMS in the wildest of dreams has to be O.J. Howard. There must be at least 100 mock drafts plus this year for the New Orleans Saints. Seriously, Nola.com has a running list that may be up to 200 now.
If anyone has an offensive player on their mocks in the first round kudos to you. However, it’s safe to say that the word DEFENSE has been muttered over and over again. In my opinion, there’s plenty enough evidence that should support those countless arguments.
On the other hand, the Saints are desperately trying to ignite a flame this year. O.J. Howard could be that player. If the Saints do pull the trigger on Howard, the dividends could be humongous. Walterfootball.com has so many great bullet points on him.
All I’m saying is, consider him in the Black and Gold. Having that extra pick makes it a possibility. The scenario may be a long shot, but one never knows what’s actually going on at Airline Hwy.