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NFL Draft 2014: Saints Should Take Jarvis Landry in Second Round

With the Saints' receiving corps getting older and a little less effective, look for the Saints to refresh their squad with this LSU Tiger.

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Lance Moore. Robert Meachem.

These are just a couple names of receivers that may have seen their last days as a Saint. Moore will carry nearly a $5.1 million cap figure in 2014 (which is not deserved due to his recent decline) and Meachem is set to become a free agent. While the Saints definitely don't want to completely refresh their receiving corps at one time, it would be wise to do so bit by bit with the beginning coming now.

While the Saints won't have much cap room to work with after they bring back Jimmy Graham and a couple of other free agents, there will be a few receivers that the Saints could try to bring in at a relatively small cost. Those worth noting are Julian Edelman, Eric Decker, or Jacoby Jones. However, I think it would be more wise to fill this void through the draft. This year's draft features one of the better receiver classes in recent years, and there have even been comparisons to the 1996 draft which featured the likes of Marvin Harrison, Keyshawn Johnson, and Terrell Owens.

One prospect that I will have my eye on is the homegrown talent in Jarvis Landry. At 6-0, 195 lbs. with an unofficial 40-yard dash time of 4.49, Landry is the prototypical slot receiver. Fortunately for the Saints, there are so many top-tier receivers in the draft that they could snag him in the bottom of the second round.

The highlight video above shows a little bit of everything from Landry. He has strong hands, he runs great routes, he has quick acceleration, and he is deceivingly strong.

Out of LSU's talented receiving corps in 2013, Jarvis Landry was at the top, catching 77 passes for 1193 yards and 10 touchdowns. Quarterback Zach Mettenberger routinely looked Landry's way and rarely did he have silly drops. In fact, Jarvis led the Tigers in both receptions and receiving touchdowns the past touchdowns.

I believe the Saints could instantly improve their group of wide receivers by taking Jarvis Landry in the draft. It would not only add youth to their roster, but it would give Drew Brees yet another talented, reliable offensive weapon with a high ceiling.