I'm sure I won't have Laquon Treadwell dropping to No. 9 very often, given how talented he is, but it was difficult to find a spot for him, given that the other teams addressed greater needs with other very talented prospects.
The Saints won't complain. Drew Brees has absolutely nothing to work with right now outside of Brandin Cooks. Willie Snead? Come on. The front office will have to surround Brees with way more talent than he currently possesses at the moment.
Pick change; previously Vernon Hargreaves, CB
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Rd. 2, Pk. 9
O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
Here's some much-needed help for Drew Brees. The Saints are still having issues in the red zone, so it's time to bring in a talented tight end who can stay healthy and be positive in the locker room.
Rd. 3, Pk. 9
Shaq Lawson, DE/3-4OLB, Clemson
The Saints spent a second-day selection on Hau'oli Kikaha, but they'll have to do that again. With Junior Galette gone, the pass-rushing options are minimal.
The Saints have signed free agents and used early-round picks, but their pass defense continues to be an issue. Here's a shutdown corner to address the secondary. Having an elite No. 1 cornerback makes it a lot easier for a defensive coordinator to cover the other options.
Hargreaves has played in four games and has 16 tackles with one pass broken up and three interceptions on the season. He missed a game over illness and being banged up. Hargreaves totaled 50 tackles, three interceptions and 13 passes broken up in 2014. He went toe to toe with Amari Cooper and held his own. Both players showcased their elite skills and proved to be top prospects for the NFL. Cooper made some catches over Hargreaves, but unlike other defensive backs, Cooper wasn't getting separation or burning the Gator cover corner.
The 5-foot-11, 192-pound Hargreaves has natural cover skills to run with wideouts and not allow separation. Sources have said that Hargreaves is a star off the field as well as a good teammate, worker and citizen. As a true freshman in 2013, he recorded interceptions in his first three college games while totaling 11 pass breakups and 38 tackles for the year.
Rd. 2, Pk. 3
The Saints grab a play-maker to replace Marques Colston.
Sources say the 6-foot-3, 205-pound Davis is long and athletic. He has impressed evaluators with good route-running, hands and deceptive speed. Davis is said to be banged up this year, but is still producing as he has 24 receptions for 351 yards with three touchdowns. Last season, Davis was excellent with 78 catches for 1,408 yards and 15 touchdowns. He had quality production as a freshman as well (67-941-6).
Nkemdiche was a highly touted HS recruit and has the traits you look for but hasn't necessarily had the production. The Saints get a potential stud for their D that they can move along the front in pass rushing situations
Whitehair not only has experience at multiple positions, but he’s actually enjoyed some success at multiple positions. He can be Jahri Evans’ eventual replacement at right guard and make for some nice injury insurance, given his versatility