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Could the New Orleans Saints 2015 NFL Draft be the Key to 2017 Success?

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Moving the first three picks from the 2015 NFL Draft to different positions might make the Saints a more complete team.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints entered the 2016 NFL Draft arguably needing to address OLB, DE, DT, WR, G, CB, S, and K. The Saints left the 2016 NFL Draft without having drafted an OLB, DE, G, CB, or K. The Saints could very well be planning on sticking with a veteran stop-gap kicker and crossing their fingers that the cornerbacks on their roster stay healthy all year, leaving only OLB, DE, and G (technically, TWO Guards were needed) as pressing needs.

While the Saints did in fact add two Guards as undrafted free agents (one being North Carolina's Landon Turner), that is a lot of pressure to put on two undrafted free agents as first-year starters. Even if Turner is a first-year starter, that still leaves one Guard, a pass-rushing Defensive End, and an Outside Linebacker as holes on the Saints roster heading into 2017.

Mike Triplett over at ESPN wrote an article explaining that the 2015 New Orleans Saints draft class could be the key to holes at those three positions.

2015 First Round draft pick Andrus Peat, originally drafted as a Tackle, could transition to Guard. With the Saints signing 1,589 different linebackers this offseason, including MLB James Laurinatiis, fellow 2015 First Round Pick Stephone Anthony could now shift outside. This bumps 2015 Second Round Pick Hau'oli Kikaha from the linebacking corp, where he could now serve a pass-rushing Defensive End (a position he played full-time in college). All three players (Peat, Anthony and Kikaha) had various degrees on success -or lack thereof- at their current position last year.

So what do you think? Should we go ahead and write in the New Orleans Saints as 2017 Superbowl winners?