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Saints Post Draft Analysis

Hello fellow FYSters.  I have been contributing to this site for many years with my .gifs, photoshopped images, comedy, and friendly banter.  But today marks a new day, a new chapter if you will.  Some would call it, a #NewLeaf.   Today I submit my first ever article.  Hope you enjoy.

POST DRAFT WEAKNESS

While the Saints did an amazing job on draft weekend, there are still some areas of concern that were not addressed, most notably at the linebacker and wide receiver position.

Linebacker

Saints were active in Free Agency to address this position.  They went out and signed AJ Klein and Manti Te’o.  Both solid contributors and have a good chance at being starters Week 1.  Aside from Klein and Te’o, the Saints have a solid group of players, but none of them really stand out as being that dominant force that the Saints have missed dearly since Jonathan Vilma left..  Saints have big hopes for Stephone Anthony, and hope that he can regain his Rookie season success by moving him back inside. The Saints tried to draft Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster with their 32nd pick, but the 49ers traded up to the 31st pick and snagged him away.  With the draft being over and no big-name free-agents left, the Saints just have to roll with what they have.

Wide Receiver

Michael Thomas is a solid WR1 and Willie Snead is a good WR2/WR3, but after them, it’s not as pretty. Brandon Coleman and Ted Ginn are the only other formidable receivers on the roster.  This is worrisome since both players have their fair share of trouble with drops. The Saints did bring in former LSU receiver Travin Dural as an UDFA, who some team officials expect will make the final 53.  Saints also signed Georgia Tech QB Justin Thomas who they believe can play either CB or WR in the NFL.  The good news here is that Drew Brees is still the QB and much like Tom Brady up in New England, it doesn’t matter much who’s catching the passes, Brees will get the ball to them and make them stars.

I leave you with a cartoon. In the comments.  For… reasons.