Good morning, Saints fans. Saturday brings us to the third and final day of the 2012 NFL Draft, rounds 4-7 of player selections, of course, which begin at noon EST.
Dave has already let us know which picks the Saints have remaining in the draft. But who will they choose with those picks? Be sure to look over Mocking the Draft's full list of the best players still available and see who you think the Saints might be able to snag today with the hope of improving.
NFL.com's fan grade for the Saints is a D so far, so it seems like there's still much work to be done if they're going to get better from this draft, so what exactly should they do? NFL.com says the Saints' needs are CB, WR, and LB, while cbssports.com says they still need G, ILB, and TE.
Should the Saints trade down or just go BPA at one of those five positions with each pick? Maybe LB can be ruled out, though, given who they already signed in FA.
As it stands now, the Saints have the 27th picks of the 4th, 5th, and 7th rounds, and the 9th pick of the 6th round (thank you very much, Reggie Bush Trade), so by my calculations, with 5 minutes allowed per selection, barring a trade, the Saints will be making their first choice of the day sometime around 2:00 EST, and I can't project a reasonably close time estimate for the other picks beyond that.
Either set your alarm, or do like I'll do and keep your laptop open to CSC, with espn.com and nfl.com tabs open as well, along with your TV tuned to ESPN or NFL Network, and you won't miss a thing. Good thing Mrs. Hans will be downtown at a conference all day.