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NFL Draft 2011: Saints to Trade Down?

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There happen to be a lot of teams in this years NFL Draft that need serious help at the quarterback position. Arizona, Buffalo, Carolina, Cincinnati, Minnesota, San Francisco, Tennessee and Washington all fit into that category and will be selecting early in the first round.

While there are quite a few quarterbacks to be had in this years draft, only some are worthy of being selected that high. Quarterbacks like Cam Newton, Jake Locker and Blaine Gabbert will probably be snatched up early. Yet other signal callers like Andy Dalton, Colin Kaepernick, Ryan Mallett and Christian Ponder might not be worth such a high draft pick but will still be available late in the first round, thus creating the perfect opportunity for some of those teams to trade back into the late first round in an effort to grab the guy they want.

So for a team like the Saints, with the 24th overall pick, the likelihood of a trade down with one of those teams into the early second round might be a real possibility, allowing the Saints to still grab a player they want while picking up an extra draft pick in the process. Rumors have already been circulating the internet message boards regarding this possibility. Personally, I think this would be an ideal draft day scenario.

But which team would be most willing to trade with the Saints? And who would the Saints select early in the second round?

Talk amongst yourselves.