The 2014 NFL draft is less than a week away, and while much attention has been given to whom the New Orleans Saints will select with their first pick, a number of unheralded sleepers would fit perfectly on the roster.
As it stands, droves of current NFL starters entered the league as unsung draft picks yet managed to make their marks when it came time for the shoulder pads to start popping.
The Saints have their share of such players on the roster, including starting wide receiver Marques Colston and starting offensive tackle Terron Armstead.
This year’s draft class will have some sleeper prospects who, for a variety of reasons, haven’t received much hype. Several of them could fit nicely into the Saints’ offensive and defensive schemes. General manager Mickey Loomis and coach Sean Payton just need to find them and pull the trigger when the time is right.
Here are six sleepers who would make for perfect fits with the Saints in the 2014 draft. The prospects are ranked in order of least likely to be drafted by New Orleans to most likely.