The Saints drafted injury-risk Hau'oli Kikaha in the second round of the 2015 draft. Even if he pans out, the team will need another pass-rusher to put pressure on the many talented quarterbacks in the NFC South.
Pick change; previously Leonard Floyd, DE/OLB
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Rd. 2, Pk. 17
Josh Augusta, DT/NT, Missouri
There have been rumors about Cameron Jordan being traded, but the Saints didn't bother addressing the defensive end position in the draft.
The Saints land a play-making big receiver to replace Marques Colston and pair with Brandin Cooks.
With Sammy Watkins in the NFL, Williams took over as Clemson's lead receiver in 2014 and caught 57 passes for 1,030 yards and six touchdowns. In his freshman season, he had 20 catches for 316 yards and three scores. Williams (6-3, 205) has a nice combination of size and speed. If sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson can stay healthy, it wouldn't be surprising if Williams has a massive 2015 season.
Rd. 2, Pk. 21
O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
The Saints traded away Jimmy Graham and could use a young receiving tight end.
Howard totaled 17 receptions for 260 yards in 2014. The talented tight end was very under-utilized. As he proved at USC with Robert Woods and Marqise Lee, Lane Kiffin settles on one receiver and struggles to call plays for anyone else regardless of their talent or mismatch potential. Howard's production should go up in 2015 with Amari Cooper in the NFL.
Howard (6-6, 237) flashed big-time potential in 2013. The freshman hauled in 14 passes for 269 yards (19.2 average) with two touchdowns. Howard is a fast and dangerous receiving weapon who has the frame to add size. He was just scratching the surface of his potential in 2013 and could become a real mismatch advantage in the NFL.