The New Orleans Saints will have plenty of options to choose from in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft when they hit the clock at #13. However, there’s just a select few guys who’ll be at the top of the team’s wishlist heading into the festivities in Chicago. Here’s our list of 3 Players The Saints Are Likely To Draft In The 1st Round.
DE Arik Armstead - Oregon
Armstead has elite-level size at 6'7", 292 pounds, and he's got the explosive power within that frame to absolutely drive through both ball carriers and offensive lineman with seeming glee. He emerged as a true disruptive threat for the Oregon Ducks in 2014, and he's one heck of a project when it comes to upside if the Saints decide to target him.
CB Trae Waynes - Michigan State
New Orleans' depth chart at cornerback is in need of a fresh influx of young talent, and the lightning-fast Waynes has the pure athletic talent and excellent field vision to help with that considerably. He is a pure press corner who wraps up with very solid fundamentals, and he’s got the recovery speed to chase down the speediest of wide receivers in a dead foot race. Perhaps Waynes is a dark-horse pick, but he’s definitely someone to keep an eye on.
DE Bud Dupree - Kentucky
A combination of overwhelming athleticism and unbridled strength, Dupree has vaulted up many teams’ draft boards over the past several weeks. He has the power to absolutely manhandle block tight ends and hit through opposing ball carriers with an explosive closing flourish — the perfect combination to add to the Dallas Cowboys’ pass rush going forward.Back to the New Orleans Saints Newsfeed