With the 2010 NFL Draft just a few days away, anticipation is near its peak.
While the first three or four picks are almost a given, the debate starts to rage with the Kansas City Chiefs, owners of the fifth overall pick. Will they go with an offensive tackle or with free safety Eric Berry?
At first, it may not seem that such a debate matters to the black and gold because their selection isn't until 27 picks later. A closer look, though, shows that it may matter quite a bit.
The Saints are placing a high priority on a pass rusher, but so are a lot of other teams.
If the Browns, for instance, decide to go with Jimmy Clausen, Dan Williams, or Eric Berry over a pass rusher such as Sergio Kindle, that keeps the pass-rushing pool deep.
The Saints have six picks in the draft:
Round One, Pick 32
Round Two, Pick 32
Round Three, Pick 31
Round Four, Pick 32
Round Five, No Pick (traded last year in the Thomas Morstead deal)
Round Six, Pick 32
Round Seven, Pick 32