Defensive line must be priority number one for Saints Draft

Cameron Jordan, DeMario Davis, New Orleans Saints
Cameron Jordan, DeMario Davis, New Orleans Saints / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints should have one priority looming larger than all with the Draft around the corner. It's the best way to set this roster up for success.

It's no secret that the path to hosting a playoff game in the Superdome isn't exactly a rough one for the New Orleans Saints thanks to a weak NFC South. That said, there is still work to be done if the Saints truly want to make this a reality, and it starts with the NFL Draft. The point is exacerbated thanks to a move one of their NFC South division rivals made.

The Carolina Panthers traded up with the Chicago Bears to secure the number one overall pick in the 2023 NFL Drarft. With that being the case, they will no-doubt draft the quarterback who they hope will be the face of the franchise for the next decade-plus, and in the present lay claim as the best quarterback in the division, a title currently held by Derek Carr, despite him not playing a snap yet for the Saints.

How can the Saints combat this? The answer is simple.

The defesnive line for the Saints was gutted in free agency. Even if it wasn't, defensive line should still have been the main concern heading into this Draft. Games are won and lost in the trenches, on both sides, and that's even more true now.

How can the Saints fight off a potential young stud quarterback in the NFC South, or any questionable quarterback in the NFC? They can put pressure on them and try to rattle his cage, and shake his confidence. The Saints have talent on defense. Adding to the line in a Draft class loaded with pass-rushers and run-stuffers would be wise.

With the 2023 NFL Draft drawing closer and closer, speculation and excitement is at a fever pitch. The New Orleans Saints need to stay calm and not overthink this. Build from the inside-out, with the stable quarterback you just brought in, and the rest will follow.

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