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NFL Draft 2011: Sean Payton Reveals Saints NFL Draft Plan

Saints head coach Sean Payton sat down with Fox Sports Radio for a little pre-draft interview yesterday and offered an interesting nugget of information about what position the Saints are likely to draft in the first round of tonights NFL Draft.

Are you looking for defensive line going into the first round of the draft at pick number twenty-four?

"I think that's a good place to start. It's an area we feel like we want to address and help get some depth and help bring some young players into that group. I also think it's an area of this draft where there is some depth...the last four or five days has really been looking at that group and kind of going through some scenarios and come into the second round for that group of players...

Woah, that's pretty revealing stuff for a deceptive man of few words like Sean Payton. Which can only mean that defensive line is probably the last position the Saints will target with the 24th overall selection tonight. Take this with a grain of salt, Saints fans. The biggest grain of salt you can find.

What do you think? Is Payton setting up the smoke screen for INGRAMANIA!!! tonight? Or is he really telling us the truth?

Canal Street Chronicles will be having an live open thread for the draft starting at 6pm CT as well as plenty of post-draft coverage and a live call-in podcast following the Saints pick.

The first round of the 2011 NFL Draft starts at 8 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, April 28th and SB Nation has everything you need to prepare for it - NFL mock drafts, draft projections, scouting reports, the full NFL draft schedule and more. Check it all out at SB Nation's NFL Hub and our NFL Draft blog Mocking the Draft.