NFL Draft Analysis: 3 trades to get the Saints into the top 5

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The NFL Draft is one of the most highly anticipated offseason events every single year; this year, the Saints could make a huge jump up.

For the last decade, the Saints have approached the draft in the same way — build the best team we can around our Hall-of-Fame quarterback. For the last decade, that worked for them and even saw them bring in one Lombardi Trophy.

However, we have entered a new era. We are opening the door to the post-Drew Brees era in New Orleans. Their biggest need this offseason is to find Brees’ replacement, to find the next long-term leader of the black and gold.

With the cap situation that the Saints are already in, they might not even be able to bring back the one they thought would take over for Brees. On top of that, they won’t be able to sign any big-name quarterback this offseason as well.

That means they have to look toward the NFL Draft. At the No. 28 pick, which is their current one, they are not likely to get any of the big-name rookie quarterbacks. For the most part, they are all projected to be drafted inside of the top five of the draft.

So, for the first time in Saints’ recent history, here are three very realistic and very possible trades New Orleans should consider to get a franchise quarterback.

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