5 Things The Saints Should Avoid In The 2015 NFL Draft

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3.  Drafting a cornerback too early

Oct 25, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans cornerback Trae Waynes (15) stands on the field between plays during the 2nd half of a game at Spartan Stadium. MSU won 35-11. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

I can agree that cornerback is still a position that the Saints need to address in the draft this year.

Jalen Collins, Marcus Peters, and Trae Waynes are names that have been linked to the Saints especially in the first round.

But just like I mentioned with the receiver position, there are plenty of options in the later rounds that could be of better value.

I’m sticking with the thought that the Saints won’t select a corner until the third round due to other immediate needs on defense.

Players like Senquez Golson, Eric Rowe, or Lorenzo Doss should still be available in that area and provide the team with depth and competition at the slot corner spot.

Would it be nice to have someone like Waynes, Peters, or Collins in the Saints secondary?

Sure…but at the cost of the 31st pick or even the 13th in the first round?

Selecting a player in the first round means you usually expect them to contribute right away.

With Keenan Lewis and Brandon Browner locked in as starters using a first round pick for a corner to play the nickel spot doesn’t make too much sense.