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Holes to Fill: Backup Quarterback, Secondary
The Kansas City Chiefs decided to pry Chase Daniel away from the Saints by signing (CBS Sports) him to a three-year, $10 million dollar deal.
Daniel never saw much action behind Drew Brees, and neither will anyone else barring injury. Still, the team needs to find someone to handle the duties.
Last season, the Saints gave up incredible numbers in the passing game, including 31 touchdown passes, which was tied for most in the league.
They were able to sign (ESPN) Keenan Lewis from Pittsburgh, which was a key move for them, but it may not be a bad idea to look for more depth so opposing offenses aren't throwing all over them next season, forcing a comeback effort nearly every single game.
Matt Scott out of Arizona and Zac Dysert from Miami of Ohio are two players the Saints could consider taking in the draft and grooming as Brees' backup.
Should they choose to sign a veteran to fill the spot, Jason Campbell and Rex Grossman are available.
In the secondary, Jordan Poyer could be a player to target in the draft. He has good ball skills and excellent instincts.
Though Poyer does need to work on receivers using a physical edge on him, he would add depth to the secondary and could challenge Jabari Greer at some point for a starting position.
Tyrann Mathieu, who played at nearby LSU, may come with some baggage, but he also may be well worth the risk.
Mathieu has terrific instincts and ball skills, and he makes up for his lack of size (5'9", 186 lbs) with athletic ability.
Aside from playing in the secondary, Mathieu will also be a tremendous special teams weapon for the team that takes a chance on him.