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If you’ve watched any college football this season, or even just read headlines, it’s obvious Geno Smith is the best player in the country. He is likely to be the coveted No. 1 pick come April’s NFL draft. Of course, if the Saints continue their losing ways they will be in serious contention for Geno Smith.
That would make no sense since quarterback is literally the one position where the team does not need help—now go knock on wood and cross your fingers that Brees doesn’t get killed or lose a limb behind that atrocious offensive line in the final 11 games of the 2012 season.
The Saints would love to possess a top-five pick. Certainly, holding the No. 1 pick would be great for the potential assets the team could receive in a draft day trade but let’s get real: The team is better off picking at least a little later on in the selection process.
If history is any indication, they might actually be better off not picking anyone in the first round but that’s a whole other discussion.
The point is that Sunday night’s dramatic and contentious victory lifted the seals of defeat and may have opened the flood gates for the Saints to finish the season second in the NFC South as both the Bucs and Panthers are even more awful than New Orleans.
Since the team does not possess a second-round pick in the 2013 draft, maybe the team considers trading their day one pick for two twos.