The rundown: What are the Saints’ biggest areas of need after the first wave of free agency?

Free agency is for addressing needs. The draft is for building a lasting foundation.

At least that's how it goes in a perfect world. The world isn't always perfect. Sometimes you have to draft a guard in the first round or trade up for a defensive end because your roster has a pressing need. But the ideal way is to take care of all those things first so you can better play the board and draft the best players available in a handful of spots you'd like to address instead of being forced to target one area.

Looking at things through that lens, New Orleans has a lot of work to do to get ready for the draft. So, where are the team's most significant areas of need?

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