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Knowshon Moreno Has a Good Chance to Become a New Orleans Saint

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 1: Running back Knowshon Moreno #24 of the University of Georgia celebrates a touchdown catch against the Michigan State Spartans during the 2009 Capital One Bowl at the Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2009 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Chris OryCorrespondent IApril 14, 2009

With the draft coming up in two weeks, the Saints have a chance to draft another running back. Should the Saints pursue this? In this article, we will see why Moreno could become a Saint, and why he should.

Granted, the Saints have two capable running backs, but do they have someone that can be the powerhouse back that they need? They have been grooming Pierre Thomas to take control of the backfield. Now that Deuce McCalister is gone, the Saints find themselves with the 14th pick in the draft and a spot at running back that has not been filled.

If the big-time defensive players are off the board and the Saints haven't executed a trade on draft day, then there is good chance that they will use that 14th pick on Knowshon Moreno.

Remember the last time the Saints drafted a Heisman winning running back? A few years later, they drafted another running back out of the S.E.C. I don't think the Saints or their fans were upset with how that draft pick turned out.

That year, when they drafted Deuce McCalister, they were in need of defense. Now, nobody is saying that the Saints don't need defense, but why not take a chance on a power back from Georgia? They need someone who can split the tackles. Why not run with a three-headed attack like the Giants did last year? Saints' fans would be happy with their own version of earth, wind, and fire.

Sean Payton has said that the most difficult trait to evaluate in a player also might be the most critical determinant of success. It's how much football means to that player.

Moreno loves football. He is highly competitive. NFLDRAFTSCOUT.com has said he has developed into a leader-by-example type of player. Now with that being said, the Saints need a leader at that roster spot being that they lost one in McCalister.

Now there is no way Moreno will be graded on the same level as McCalister, but one day, maybe Saints' fans can be speaking his name in the same sentence as McCalister.

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