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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Mark George, @M_George5 on Twitter asks,

Q: which offensive player do you see the Saints possibly taking in the 1st 2 rounds?

A: To be honest, given Sean Payton’s lust for offensive players, it wouldn’t surprise me if the Saints did select someone in regards to offense in the first few rounds. Although I’m personally along with many others, against this notion it’s is very much so a strong possibility.

If the Saints were to select an offensive player in the first few rounds, it would most likely either be a tight end, quarterback, wide receiver, or running back. Now out of those four positions I’d personally be most comfortable with drafting a wide receiver in the first round. Names such as Washington’s John Ross, or Clemson’s Mike Williams come to mind in that scenario.

Now what I think what will actually happen? The Saints will probably end up drafting a runningback, or quarterback. Names such as Christian McCaffrey from Stanford or Alvin Kamara from Tennessee would be logical as far as running back goes.

In my personal opinion, I’m against drafting a quarterback early and here’s why. The Saints are in win mode right now. Yes it could be argued that if something happens to Drew Brees what do we do now, but the real dilemma is getting use out of all of the picks the Saints have to work with. In my eyes, if your team is trying to win now, why draft a quarterback for the future when you could use the pick to help the rest of your team right now. If the Saints were to draft a quarterback though, I’d assume names such as Patrick Mahomes, or Deshaun Watson would be prominent.

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