The New Orleans Saints survived the 2012 season—well, kind of—finishing with a record of 7-9. Some were surprised, some were disappointed, and for others, they exceeded expectations. Now the team has their leader, Sean Payton, back. They have a new and aggressive defensive coordinator in Rob Ryan to fix their historically awful defense.
But the Saints organization are still in search for answers. They need to add some key players to their personnel.
Exactly two weeks away is the 2013 NFL draft, and this is where Sean Payton will look to to add players and make some improvements.
Now, drafting is not exactly a perfected science—in any sport. Team scouts can study player films and go over their stats again and again, but that doesn't mean they won't whiff on certain choices. It's hit or miss with these drafts; whether it be in the early rounds or late rounds, it doesn't matter. Any team can find a dud or a stud in any round of a draft—no way of avoiding it.
Teams just have to do their homework and hope they don't get a dud. The Saints have had good luck, so far, when it comes to drafting. That, and they have a talented scouting team. With that being said, let's take a look at some late-round prospects who would be a perfect match for the Saints.