The New Orleans Saints are currently undergoing a massive change with the switch to a 3-4 defensive scheme under new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.
Said change means new cornerbacks are needed on the roster.
According to Mike Triplett of NOLA.com, the Saints may be using their No. 15 overall pick to target Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes:
That makes Florida State's Xavier Rhodes a very realistic option with the Saints' first-round pick. He's a big, physical corner at 6 feet 2, 210 pounds, and he's projected to go off the board somewhere between the 10th and 20th pick. Washington's Desmond Trufant is also a first-round possibility.
Triplett points out that, even after signing cornerback Keenan Lewis in free agency to act as the No. 1 corner, the team still heavily pursued free agents such as Tracy Porter and Nnamdi Asomugha.
Clearly Ryan and Co. want better starters than the two the team fielded last season in Patrick Robinson and Jabari Greer.
If that's the case, Rhodes could be the pick at No. 15. He's the second-best corner on most boards (such as CBS') behind Dee Milliner. After a miserable season defensively last year, Rhodes could start across from Lewis and potentially be a massive upgrade.
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