With the New Orleans Saints season at a close, I take a look at their greatest needs going forward, tough decisions they have with impending high-profile free agents and the best prospects they can land in each round that could help their journey back to the Super Bowl.
In this mock draft, I have the Saints re-signing Drew Brees and Carl Nicks, and letting go of Marques Colston, Tracy Porter and Aubrayo Franklin, among others. I also expect for the Saints to use the freed up space of those departures to be used on defensive players such as Chris Chamberlain or Osi Umenyiora (if he were to become available) who are familiar with new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo's scheme.
The Saints don't have a first-round selection because of the draft day trade for Mark Ingram last year. They do, however, have an extra sixth-rounder from Washington (Jamaal Brown trade) and swapped sixth-rounders with Miami (Reggie Bush trade).