With the New Orleans Saints’ impending switch to a 3-4 defense, the team is in need of some new talent on the defensive side of the football—players who will start from Day 1 in the Crescent City. It’s possible the Saints could find ideal fits in free agency.
Assuming they do not, though, the NFL draft will be an incredible opportunity to bring in some talented players to fill immediate holes.
What are those holes where starters must be found?
Nose tackle, outside linebacker (opposite Martez Wilson), inside linebacker (opposite Curtis Lofton) and offensive tackle are four key spots where new starters must be found. Each position has players in this draft who would fit the Saints nicely.
Luckily, not all of those perfect fits are guys who will be drafted in the first round, meaning the Saints have an opportunity to secure the services of more than one of these players.