The New Orleans Saints have a lot of work to do in the upcoming NFL Draft
By Bob Garcia
Just ahead of the annual draft, the Saints have to figure out a lot of issues
Due to a series of inconveniences this offseason, the New Orleans Saints arguably have a number of difficulties to contend with. It must be very difficult to go through a negative salary cap, lose your star quarterback and see certain players leave for other clubs because they received better offers. This undoubtedly puts the Saints in a unique position heading into the upcoming draft.
The Saints are not expected to really get great players in this upcoming draft, especially since their draft stock is ranked sixth-worst in the league. Even though this team has done everything it can to stay on its feet, it still seems to have a number of challenges that are needed to address and resolve as soon as possible. So far, several smart moves have been made; however, keep in mind that most of the Saints’ roster is already a bit aged, so it would be surprising to see the Saints reload at the top of the division this year’s draft. At the end of the day, challenges like these can really lift a team’s effort and courage. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the Saints rise like the phoenix this season and find themselves back in contention for the Super Bowl title.
“The Saints will be one of the most interesting teams to watch in 2021 because of the roller coaster ride that Jameis Winston will take over the offense after the retirement of Drew Brees. They will have one of the best running backs and wide receivers in the NFL to throw to in Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas, respectively, but there is a glaring lack of depth otherwise,” noted Anthony Tresh of Pro Football Focus.