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Saints Offseason Needs
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Saints Offseason Needs NFL 2022: Free Agency and Draft Preview

Saints Offseason Needs
Mark LoMoglio/Associated Press

Saints Offseason Needs NFL 2022: Free Agency and Draft Preview

The Saints are in cap hell. No, they’re below whatever cap hell is. The cap situation is so bad in New Orleans that they HAVE to tank. They have to let everyone walk and tank. Unless they pull the circus moves and get under the cap with their tomfoolery. The Saints will not be contending for a super bowl, so why not fix the cap situation? Clean house, trade everyone, get this cap under control, and stop the bleeding. Drew Brees is gone, Sean Payton is gone. It was a good run, but it’s over now. Trade everyone and focus on drafting for right now. Let’s see what little New Orleans could do to address the Saints offseason needs.

Saints Free Agency

Should I even talk about free agency? No, the Saints shouldn’t “target” anyone. They should be targeting team-friendly deals, rinse, repeat. Embrace it. Don’t fight against the tide and get yourself even deeper down the hole. If you want to get out of the hole, you have to put down the shovel first. Put down the damn shovel Saints. It’s time. On to the draft.

Saints Draft

The Saints have the 18th pick in the NFL draft. Given their cap situation, I’m not opposed to trading down here. Get more rookies to help their cap situation where a rebuild is almost inevitable. But, if they choose not to, I would love for them to go WR or DB here. The Saints struggled mightily at WR without Michael Thomas. Despite the lofty expectations for Marquez Callaway, and given MT’s unsure future, they will need a WR. If Chris Olave or Garrett Wilson is on the board, that’s the move. I wouldn’t mind a Treylon Burks pick here either. The dream here is to have a guy like Ahmad Gardner drop to you. Given that Marcus Williams will probably leave cause the Saints can’t afford him. The Saints might want to go Safety here as well. Daxton Hill might not be that bad of a pick here, I think the Saints will be looking for more defense here and pick a CB or S though.

If they really do not decide to trade down in the 1st round, their next pick will be near the 50s, which just isn’t ideal. They need more picks and less money to spend. Of course, I do like the idea of picking an S more in the 2nd than the 1st, I think there’s more value at S in the 2nd. A guy like Jaquan Brisker would be solid picks here. If they decide to go WR or S in the 1st, getting Roger McCreary at CB would be a blessing in the 2nd.

Their next pick is in the 100s, you see what I’m saying about trading down early? Let’s start this rebuild right with some extra picks in the mid-rounds. Let’s say the Saints went CB and S in the first 2 rounds, this would be the time to go WR in a deep class. They should take advantage of whoever they can get. WR are harder to predict this farther on in the draft without seeing who is available, but let’s just say pick the best available WR in the 3rd if we haven’t addressed it yet.

Oh, by the way, if you’re screaming at me about a lack of QB in this draft, the Saints have bigger problems than their QB, why get a QB when your cap space will limit your ability to contend anyway. Might as well get talent elsewhere and get this team (and cap) ready for a QB later on in a stronger class. Be patient on the QB talk. It won’t matter for the Saints until they get this under control. I’m not saying the Saints will be the Aints, but they ain’t going to be contending for a bit here if they don’t address the Saints offseason needs well enough.

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