Saints News 4/25/13: Day 1 of NFL Draft is Finally Here!

Jeff Zelevansky

The mock draft season is finally over. THANK GOD!! Round 1 of the real draft where we can see how wrong everyone's predictions were kicks off tonight at 8pm ET. NOTE: I couldn't resist cropping Goodell's ugly head out of the above photo. Never forget!

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Who dat talkin' 'bout dem Saints?

Starting left tackle could already be on roster | wwltv.com New Orleans
The biggest opening on the Saints’ roster isn’t on defense. It’s at left tackle, the position Jermon Bushrod held down for the past four seasons and helped protect quarterback Drew Brees’ blindside.

5 players the Saints could pick at No. 15 tonight | wwltv.com New Orleans

The Saints sit in an enviable position at No. 15 in a draft that doesn’t necessarily have the immediate impact players but is deep in guys who could be long-term solutions.

New Orleans Saints draft prospect breakdown: Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro | NOLA.com
He's regarded as the top safety in the draft

New Orleans Saints need to keep focus on defense - ESPN
The players aren’t the only ones being impacted by the New Orleans Saints’ switch to a 3-4 defense. General manager Mickey Loomis said the

Saints 2013 Draft Position History
Going back over the past decade, below is a look at the players who have been selected in the positions currently held by the Saints in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Saints’ Mickey Loomis confident with draft strategy | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
METAIRIE — More often than not, the New Orleans Saints have used their top pick in the NFL draft to select the best player available on the…

The New Orleans Saints are on the clock | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
METAIRIE, La. -- Should the Saints select a pass rusher to complement Cameron Jordan?

Trading down from high draft spot is risky
Charley Casserly was the Redskins' general manager when they made one of the most memorable trades in draft history, trading the fifth overall pick in the 1999 draft for all six Saints picks, plus the Saints' first- and third-rounders the next year. Saints coach Mike Ditka, like many WIP listeners, was intent on getting running back Ricky Williams.

Saints Nation: When Saints Playing Down to Competition | April | 2013 Articles

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Who dat talkin' 'bout dat Draft?

Sam Farmer's 2013 NFL mock draft - Page 2 - latimes.com
15. NEW ORLEANS: Dion Jordan, OLB, Oregon

Report: Rams trying to sell No. 22 pick | ProFootballTalk
The Rams currently hold the Redskins' first-round pick in the 2013 draft, thanks to the RGIII trade. The Rams may not actually be using that pick. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the selection "clearly is for sale.

Raiders talking to several teams about trading down | ProFootballTalk
The first trade of today's first round may revolve around Oakland, where there's increasing talk that the Raiders will trade down from the third overall pick. Oakland is getting a lot of calls from teams that want to move up to No. 3, according to Albert Breer and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

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Who dat talkin' 'bout dem other things?

Barry Sanders edges Peterson for Madden 25 cover
Barry Sanders has beaten out Adrian Peterson for the Madden 25 cover.

Two New Orleans Youth Football Leagues Adopting USA Football's Heads Up Football Program for 2013
Louisiana native Brian Kinchen and former Saints linebacker Pat Swilling to serve as NFL Ambassador and work alongside leagues

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