The New Orleans Saints division rival Carolina Panthers have traded for the first pick in the draft. Fortunately, it isn't a concern for the Saints.
In case you hadn't heard, the New Orleans Saints NFC South division rival Carolina Panthers moved heaven and earth to obtain the number one overall draft pick from the Chicago Bears. While the NFL world seems shaken about the news, the Saints don't need to be.
For starters, let's take a look at the terms that can be classified as "heaven and earth" shall we?
So the obvious conclusion here is that the Panthers will be drafting a quarterback with their new slot that the Saints will have to deal with twice every season for who knows how long. While that may shake some boots, when you look at the terms they beg some questions.
The first question is, who will this new quarterback be throwing to now that DJ Moore is gone? Surely it won't be anyone that the talented secondary of the Saints can't handle. If the Panthers do need to upgrade on the outside what are they going to do draft one? They gave away their first and second round picks the next two years, cutting off their chances for any blue chip prospects at the knees.
Obviously we still don't know which quarterback the Panthers will be taking with the number one overall pick, but given what will be around him, there's an excellent chance the Saints still have the best quarterback in the division in Derek Carr.
In summation, the Carolina Panthers trading up for the number one overall draft pick may not be ideal for the New Orleans Saints. However, when you look at it from a wider lens, you can see that all still seems easy in the Big Easy.