Saints Draft

New Orleans Saints Draft: Last Call To Make The Case For Trading Up Or Down

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 11: New Orleans Saints Vice President and General Manager Mickey Loomis walks on the field during pre-game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 11, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 11: New Orleans Saints Vice President and General Manager Mickey Loomis walks on the field during pre-game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 11, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /
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The seconds are literally ticking down to the NFL Draft. There’s still time for the Saints to make a move in the 25th hour.

Who Dat Nation is finally ready to find out who the Saints will pick in the first round. The only remaining question is where the Saints will make their first pick. The New Orleans Saints are slated to pick at #11 and #32 tonight in in the first round. That being said, there’s always a chance a last minute trade can come through. Who Dat Nation has seen it before.

The Case For Trading Down

This is an open and shut case in my opinion. The Black and Gold need some help on defense. That’s an obvious. Furthermore, the draft is extremely deep at cornerback, where the Saints need help the most. Taking that further, this season is crucial to see some progress. The fans are hungry for something different than the three consecutive 7-9 seasons.

Somehow the Saints should try and find a way to move down, to gather as many picks as possible. There is also a plethora of depth at the EDGE position. The help will improve the Saints pass rush. On another note, Adrian Peterson is coming to the DA BIG EASY. His presence alone will actually make the DEFENSE better. Keeping the offense on the field gives the defense added rest. In addition, the Saints might want to look at adding an offensive lineman at guard and some depth on the exterior.

Having only seven picks may not give the flexibility to make an early pick at those positions. Trading down just might do it.

The Case For Trading Up

In my opinion, there is no case here. Unless the Saints can somehow land DE Myles Garrett from Texas A&M don’t waste our time. The only option is to trade down. Any last words before the draft? Only a couple of hours left before our first pick….WHODAT

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