5 Things The Saints Should Avoid In The 2015 NFL Draft

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2.  Taking a receiver in the first round

Jan 3, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Missouri Tigers wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (15) during the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the 2014 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium. Missouri won 41-31. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

With tight end Jimmy Graham and wide receiver Kenny Stills gone, the corps of pass catchers for quarterback Drew Brees seemed to be drying up.

The Saints made an effort to alleviate the issue with re-signing Joe Morgan and bringing in veteran receiver Greg Jennings for a visit where there was a rumored “interest” to get a deal done.

Jennings left without deal and currently there hasn’t been any reports of him signing with the Saints or any other team for that matter.

That leaves Marques Colton and Brandin Cooks as #1 and #2 on the depth chart and a bunch of question marks after that.

I’ve seen mock drafts where the Saints take a receiver in the first round like Devante Parker or even “red flagged” Dorial Green-Beckham.

Taking a receiver in the first round even with the 31st pick would be a reach and with the depth of this position in the draft there are other options.

Philip Dorsett, Tre McBride, Devin Smith, and Tyler Lockett are just a few players they could find in the second to third rounds just as easily.