2012 NFL Draft: 6 Late-Round Picks New Orleans Saints Should Target

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2012 NFL Draft: 6 Late-Round Picks New Orleans Saints Should Target
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After a heartbreaking finish to the 2011 season, Sean Payton will now look to the draft to find the missing pieces for a Super Bowl run next season.

A huge amount of attention is paid to the first round of the NFL draft, but more often than not, NFL stars are selected in one of the latter six. Mock drafts are created mostly for the first round, and the drafts that go deeper usually lose their reader somewhere in the middle of the second.

The New Orleans Saints, however, are in an unusual position this season, at least from a media attention standpoint.  The Saints do not have a first-round pick this year.  They packaged this year's first-round selection with their second-round pick last season in a trade with New England to jump back into the end of the first round to select running back Mark Ingram.

With the Saints being on the cusp of another Super Bowl run, they will need to focus, especially on the later rounds this year, to patch the holes and become stronger for 2012. Here are six players the Saints need to target in the later rounds to help them get back to the promise land and bring another Lombardi Trophy back to the Bayou.

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