New Orleans Saints: Grading Each of Drew Brees' Offensive Weapons

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New Orleans Saints: Grading Each of Drew Brees' Offensive Weapons
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Drew Brees is one of the few quarterbacks in the NFL that has so many weapons.

Brees can have a different leading receiver and leading rusher each week. He can torment a defense with eight to 10 different targets.

It does not matter if the receiver is a perennial All-Pro or a guy off of the practice squad. He can be a first-round draft pick or an undrafted free agent floating around training camps.

The point is that Brees will find someone and turn them into a weapon. Most of the offensive skill-position guys on the Saints roster came down a rough path.

Mark Ingram and Robert Meachem are the only first-round picks of that group. Pierre Thomas, Chris Ivory and Lance Moore were undrafted free agents who worked their way up and earned roster spots.

Devery Henderson, Jimmy Graham and Darren Sproles were drafted in Rounds 2, 3 and 4, respectively. Marques Colston was picked up in the seventh round.

Each one of Brees' weapons plays a key role in the Saints offense.

Let's take a look at how each of Brees' targets have done thus far in 2011. I will be grading each weapon based on their performance of the 2011 season and what is expected from them in the role that they play.

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