5 Reach Picks the New Orleans Saints Absolutely Must Avoid in the 2013 NFL Draft

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5 Reach Picks the New Orleans Saints Absolutely Must Avoid in the 2013 NFL Draft
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The New Orleans Saints cannot afford to reach on anyone in the 2013 NFL draft. The reason is pretty simple: The team has just five picks in the upcoming college player-selection meeting.

With glaring holes at nose tackle (at least in terms of depth), left tackle, outside linebacker (despite adding Victor Butler Thursday) and quarterback—and the possibility of adding one more corner and tight end—the team has plenty of options when April 25 rolls around.

There are certain players who may be on the board in the first round, third round or any subsequent round who are very enticing and seem to fit one of the stated needs from above.

But in the draft, some players’ values are escalated based on workouts, team needs and/or poor scouting. Any of these factors can lead a team to “reach” for a player who seems enticing. These picks represent the epitome of fool’s gold.

Here are the players the Saints would be most likely to reach for, yet should avoid at all cost come draft day.  

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