2011 NFL Draft Results: New Orleans Saints Draft News, Grades and Repercussions

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2011 NFL Draft Results: New Orleans Saints Draft News, Grades and Repercussions
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There was no division in football more splashy in the 2011 NFL draft than the NFC South. There was Atlanta's first-round trade that gained them Julio Jones for a plethora of picks in both 2011 and 2012. Tampa Bay took two players with injury concerns that have their NFL futures in great question. And, of course, the Carolina Panthers earned headlines for picking Cam Newton first overall.

But the New Orleans Saints may have done the best job of combining draft flash with draft finesse. They drafted Cameron Jordan several picks after he was projected and took advantage of Mark Ingram's slide by trading for a second first-round pick and nabbing him 28th overall.

The Saints weren't done, making more picks in later rounds that deserve acclaim. There are just as many post-draft questions to answer as there were pre-draft.

Reggie Bush's future with the Saints is in even more jeopardy. There is still a need at safety. Free agency is still on hold.

Here are grades and reaction to the Saints' 2011 NFL draft.

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