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Fleur-de-Links, April 26: Will the Saints draft a new QB tonight?

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Intrigue surrounds the Saints’ draft strategy.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - A young Saints fan poses for a photo during the 2006 eBay Holiday Dreams Meet and Greet with Saints quarterback Drew Brees (not pictured) at the Covenant House.
NEW ORLEANS, LA - A young Saints fan poses for a photo during the 2006 eBay Holiday Dreams Meet and Greet with Saints quarterback Drew Brees (not pictured) at the Covenant House.
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Word on the Street

Saints to honor Tom Benson during NFL draft | NFL.com
While the late Tom Benson won't be present when the New Orleans Saints make their first-round pick Thursday, New Orleans will honor the longtime owner in the draft room throughout the weekend.

Saints begin preparation for draft-day trades long before any team is on the clock | theadvocate.com
A draft-day trade might have only minutes to come together once a team is on the clock in the first round of the NFL draft, but the theory behind the trade is weeks in the making.

New Orleans Saints pick 27th in the NFL Draft. QB or defense? | The Sun Herald
The New Orleans Saints need to think about its future quarterback, but the most pressing need seems to be on the defense. The Saints pick 27th Thursday in the NFL Draft.

First male dancer in Saints history? Saintsations finalist Jesse Hernandez ready to shine | theadvocate.com
Jesse Hernandez has been dancing ever since his mom taught him a routine to “Shake Your Booty” by KC & the Sunshine Band when he was 2.

The Atlanta Falcons can’t screw up the first night of the NFL Draft ... right? | The Falcoholic
Fact: Thomas Dimitroff’s doesn’t own a single pair of matching socks

Lagniappe

The Best Baseball Stadium Food Is All About Local Restaurants | Eater
For the Mets, the Phillies, and other teams, it’s not _just_ about hot dogs and nachos

The Goodell Draft-Night Hug: Time To Let Go | SI.com
For the sake of all involved—players, viewers, the commissioner himself—let’s bring this awkward draft-night tradition to a merciful end

The New Draft Gurus | The Ringer
Move over, Kiper and McShay. Meet the online analysts who are grinding tape, shuffling their mock drafts, and reinventing how the NFL draft is covered.

Daniel Jeremiah's top 50 prospects for 2018 NFL Draft 4.0 | NFL.com
Daniel Jeremiah locks in his ranking of the 2018 NFL Draft's top 50 prospects with one final update. Sam Darnold remains the No. 1 QB on his board, while Roquan Smith rises a couple spots in the top 10.

Dez Bryant not expected to sign until after NFL draft | NFL.com
Former Dallas Cowboys Dez Bryant will have to wait until after the NFL draft to find his new home. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Bryant isn't expected to sign until after the draft.