Some of the teams' issues will be addressed in free agency. Some additional needs may be added as a result of the team cutting ties with long-time veteran members.
No matter what happens, though, the draft will be a chance to add some young talent for the future and supplement the current squad with talent and speed.
The Saints are currently slated to pick six times, though one of those selections is likely to be negated due to an unwarranted trade with Seattle for the rights to little-used reserve linebacker, Barrett Ruud (who has sense been cut).
For the sake of argument, that omitted selection will the Saints' seventh round selection.
The Saints' current projected slot is 15th, though it changes in each round due to tie-breakers.
Here are the five players, based on slotted positioning, who would best fix the Saints' issues next season.