With the New Orleans Saints focusing in on the present with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week, I'll be focusing on the future in next year's draft.
As of today, the Saints are slated to have the third pick. A top-five pick with a reinstated Sean Payton and a vengeful (I say vengeful only if New Orleans actually stays in this draft slot and doesn't start on a winning streak in 2012) team would mean bad things for the NFL.
The team will be without its second-round pick do to the sham, er, Bountygate, and also have an unknown draft pick being sent to the Seattle Seahawks for the Barrett Ruud experiment. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that will be a seventh-rounder.
That leaves Who Dat Nation with five picks, as of right now, to celebrate again after the five picks from 2012's class.
Let's see what kind of goodies the Saints could receive.