With 7 selections, New Orleans could pick their way into a top-10 NFL roster.
An ageless quarterback. A stout, former-Heisman winning running back. A young wide receiver with endless potential. An ever-improving defense looking to get back on track. The New Orleans Saints were just described, summarizing why fans are so excited for this season to begin.
As discussed numerous times on this site, the Saints have had a fantastic free agency period thus far. 2017 seems to be bringing out the best in Mickey Loomis and the front office, shaping this roster up to be a great team. Due to a 7-9 record a season ago, the Saints hold the 11th pick in the draft this year. That has the possibility of becoming the cherry on top of this killer cake.
With mock drafts growing in length and amount as we get closer to April 27, many detail every opinionated and predicted pick in the first round, league wide. There’s value in that sort of approach.
Other mocks, such as this one, focus on a single team and what they could and/or should do with their draft picks. This year, New Orleans has seven selections: two in the 1st round (11th and 32nd overall), one in the 2nd round (42nd overall), two in the 3rd round (76th overall and 103rd overall), one in the 6th round (196th overall), and one in the 7th round (229th overall). Here is who I believe New Orleans should select with those seven picks, as well as my reasoning for the selections.