As the draft approaches, there is a consensus building as to whom the Saints will select. But, there is certainly going to be more than one option.
The NFL Draft is one of the hallmarks of the NFL season. They say this is supposed to be the offseason, but, to be honest, this is as entertaining as it gets, especially for New Orleans Saints fans!
In order to build a sustainable winner, hitting on as many draft picks as possible is critical.
There, unfortunately, is an extensive amount of variance in the draft, but by targeting valuable positions and trading down to accumulate picks, in addition to other tactics, teams can gain an edge and drastically improve their long-term outlook.
With a tremendous amount of roster turnover, a very expensive roster, and not much financial flexibility for the future, few teams need to have as successful of a draft as the Saints.
Obviously, you’d hope they can replicate their 2017 success (though that is incredibly unlikely given that they have far less draft capital), but if they are going to overcome some of the problems with the state of their organization, they need to supplement their roster with young, cost-controlled talent.
Today, we’ll be looking at the prospects most commonly linked to the Saints in mock drafts, according to grindingthemocks.com. To help with the analysis of these prospects, I’ll be utilizing my draft projection model, which can be found at mvpsportstalk.com.
Hopefully, by the end, we can find a prospect that projects well AND has been linked to the Saints! Can we live in this hypothetical perfect world? Let us take a closer look!