Do the Saints need to trade for a second-round pick? What would it take?

Try to find a spot on the Saints’ roster where they need significant help. Wide receiver? Most teams would do just about anything to have Mike Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders at the top of the depth chart. Linebacker? Not if everyone stays healthy. Cornerback? Having two of the league’s best players at the position isn’t […]

Who the Saints could draft if forced to pick a RB, guard and pass rusher in every round

The Saints still want to add interior offensive lineman, a need that was voiced by Sean Payton a few weeks ago, but could the team also be in the market for a running back or pass rusher? Taking someone at either position wouldn’t be a big shock. Even if the Saints keep Alvin Kamara, they […]

Podcast: Murray vs. Queen, Taysom Hill’s growth, more

Welcome back. On this week’s episode of Saints talk, we spend a good time debating the merits and minuses of LSU linebacker Patrick Queen and Oklahoma’s Kenneth Murray. Our takes on the two players are somewhat different. We then discuss some of the things Jordan Love does well, Taysom Hill’s future (again) and what Drew […]

Who the Saints could draft if forced to pick a QB, cornerback and linebacker in every round

The Saints still have some shaping up to do. The team has to add another quarterback to keep Taysom Hill in his role. Bringing in a linebacker is probably a desire. Another cornerback or wide receiver would also help. So, who can the team get in each round at those positions? In an effort to […]

The rundown: How the Saints have used ‘352 Y Shock X Lucy’ the last two seasons

One of Sean Payton’s other favorite plays should have been instantly recognizable. The Saints use the route combination on the right side of the drawing quite often, and it shows up as often as anything else the Saints run. So, when Payton posted the image after jumping into a Twitter conversation asking coaches to share […]

All-receiver draft simulation: Which wide receivers can the Saints get in each round?

Michael Thomas is all any team really needs at wide receiver. Throw a couple of guys out there next to him, and you have a proficient passing offense. There is no hyperbole in this statement. The Saints proved it last year. So, yeah, adding some guys to the position this offseason was a priority, but […]

Kenneth Murray vs. Patrick Queen: Who is the better fit for the Saints?

Two linebackers are on the board. Pretend the Saints are forced to pick one. Who should they take: Patrick Queen or Kenneth Murray? The two linebackers are among the best in this class, but they couldn’t be more different as prospects. Queen, the LSU product, seems relatively safe. He sees the field, diagnoses quickly and […]

Podcast: Revisiting Rebirth, the P.J. Williams signing, virtual drafts and more

How great was Monday night? The way the Saints made the rebroadcast of the Rebirth game a legitimate event was really cool to see, especially during these times. Their public relations staff and social media teams really put on a clinic. I think we all needed that. Hopefully we see live football sooner than later. […]

Saints prototypes: Which draft prospects fit the profile on defense?

The Saints rededicated themselves to setting prototypes for draftable players a few years ago. These requirements won’t stop the team from drafting someone if the profile doesn’t get met. The prototypes are simply guidelines, a best practice. But New Orleans has made enough picks starting this process that we can now begin to create a […]

Saints prototypes: Trying to determine minimum requirements and which prospects fit on offense

Jeff Ireland has a type for everything. When the Saints assistant general manager joined the team ahead of the 2015 draft, he and the rest of the team brass worked to implement prototypes for just about everything that could get measured on a player. Doing this was important, because New Orleans had gotten away from […]

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