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Thursday, April 14, 2011
Call It: Draft needs for the Saints

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Here’s your chance to voice your opinion on what the New Orleans Saints should do with their first-round pick.

They hold the No. 24 overall choice and most experts are tying them to defensive ends in mock drafts. But the Saints aren’t a team that always drafts based solely on immediate need.

General manager Mickey Loomis and coach Sean Payton have been known to think outside the box a bit and sometimes look a year or two down the road. But the lockout has prevented the Saints from filling needs in free agency this year, so that could change the draft approach.

Take a look at the categories to the right and cast your vote on what New Orleans’ biggest need is heading into this draft.