Few players are as influential within the makeup of an entire franchise as Drew Brees is in New Orleans. It's not that Mickey Loomis literally asks Drew his opinion on every player the team recruits in free agency or considers in the draft, but it's also hard to imagine Drew not having any say of player additions on the offensive side of the ball.
It's well known that during the lockout last summer, Brees spent time working out with free agent running back Darren Sproles in San Diego. The Saints were quick to sign Sproles as free agency commenced back in late July.
And because Brees is now playing under an exclusive rights franchise tag, the Saints must do everything in their power to please him. They've taken great strides in the current free agency period to add quality talent to the defense and replace Carl Nicks.
The talent acquisition continues in the NFL draft. Though the Saints were stripped of a draft pick due to the Bounty scandal, the team still possesses six picks in the final five rounds of the draft.
Here are some players Drew Brees would likely be excited about Mickey Loomis picking in the draft.