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New Orleans Saints Mailbag: Answering Your Questions

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FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: Cornerback Malcolm Butler #21 of the New England Patriots has an Interception against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: Cornerback Malcolm Butler #21 of the New England Patriots has an Interception against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images) /
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John Butler, @Saintjohnbutler on Twitter asks,

Q: Does the activity of the Saints this off-season change what your approach would be in the draft?

A: Absolutely John it does. Before the Saints decided to make any moves this off-season fans were worried because of all of the holes that would need to be filled. You look at the current needs of the Saints before the start of acquiring Free Agents: Edge Rusher, Linebacker, Cornerback, Guard, Running Back, Wide Receiver, Safety, and Tackle. Now if you look at who the Saints have now resigned, or brought in.

With all of the additions, and the players they kept, the Saints can just about go BPA or Best Player Available in this upcoming draft. Given, the team still has a good margin to go as far as what needs must be addressed, but as far as right now goes, the team has set itself up well.

If this changes my approach? My answer would be sort of. Before the additions, for example I was fixated on the idea of the Saints either selecting Alabama LB Reuben Foster, or a defensive end with their first selection. Now I’m very much open to the idea of the Saints selecting the Best Player Available.

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