Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Ranking Saints draft needs: No. 11 QB
By Mike Triplett
A position-by-position look at the New Orleans Saints' draft needs, ranked in order of importance from 1-12:
Current depth chart:
Drew Brees, signed through 2016
Luke McCown, signed through 2014
Ryan Griffin, signed through 2015
Draft possibilities: This shouldn't be a high priority for the Saints in the draft. Brees should have at least three or four great years left in him -- if not more -- so it's too early for the Saints to invest heavily in a future replacement plan.
And the Saints like second-year pro Griffin, who will battle for the backup job this year and could potentially follow a career path like former Saints backup Chase Daniel. However, Sean Payton said recently the Saints are always on the lookout for talent at quarterback since it's the most important position on the roster. So if they see great value in a mid-round or late-round pick, it wouldn't be surprising to see them grab a young QB to battle Griffin for that role.
No. 12 Kicker/punter