I figure we can all review our drafts here and maybe even use this as a rookie discussion thread for the season. I will spruce this post up a bit in the morning, but the Saints defense is looking a lot better after using 7 out of 8 draft picks on that side of the ball. New Orleans Saints Season 1 Draft I came into this draft with the #4 overall draft pick. There were 2 big name QBs and, a WR, and a CB I felt would be taken in the top 4. I don't need anyone except the CB but figured I would be better off with trading down in the draft and trying to get more draft picks this season and next season to address more needs on defense. I got offers from a few teams but ended up settling on a trade with the Ravens. I ended up trading my #4 overall pick and amassing the Raven's 2013 1st and 2nd round picks, their 2014 1st and 3rd picks and WR Johnny Knox. So having said that here is how my draft ended up. Round 1 pick 32. LE Jakhari Hopkins Boston College This guy is the perfect size for a 4-3 Left End at 6'4" 286 lbs. He isn't exceptional at any facet of the game but he is well rounded and a great balanced player who can shed blocks to defend the running game and has both finesse and power moves when rushing the passer. Most importantly he has Superstar potential and looks to be an anchor on the defense for the next 10 years. Round 2 pick 4. SS Calvin Evans Stanford Calvin Evans hopes to add a different skill set to this position on the Saints. Current SS Roman Harper is great in run support and rushing the passer whereas Calvin Evans excels in coverage and should be able to help our slow secondary by providing some solid coverage if the offense decides to go vertical. Most important Calvin Evans possesses the Superstar development trait. Round 2 pick 32. CB Christian Reyna Syracuse Christian Reyna should start the season as the nickel back until he makes the complete adjustment to the defense where I will then expect him to be my #1 corner due to his athleticism and hopefully developing coverage skills. Reyna is a quick learner and should develop quickly in our scheme. Round 3 pick 4. FS Jabari Edwards Stanford The teammate of SS Calvin Evans, Jabari Edwards comes in to his rookie year as a very raw talent. He should get plenty of playing time as current FS Malcolm Jenkins will be lining up as a corner in the majority of packages we deploy this year. Jabari Edwards excels in coverage and projects as a superstar talent. Round 4 pick 4. OLB Taurice Sears UCF We had him graded out as one of the better OLB in the draft but didn't intend on drafting him. Unfortunately the pick right before this one the OLB we had at the top of our board at this position was chosen so we had to settle with Sears. Sears comes in as a developmental talent but has the quick development package. Hopefully he can take over at OLB in the next year or two while mainly playing on special teams and 3rd and long packages this year. Round 5 pick 4. OLB Sam McCurdy Oklahoma This pick was the result of me having a few guys left on my board that I had actually scouted so I knew exactly what I was getting with this pick. McCurdy will add much needed depth at the LB position and hopefully develop into a specialized player over the next few years. He is just an average talent. Round 6 pick 4. MLB Blaine Lee Bloomsburg MLB Blaine Lee was scouted as an average linebacker with high intangibles. He can position himself well because of his high awareness and play recognition skills which allows him to put a lot of hits on the ball carrier and amass a lot of tackles. He is an average talent and should see plenty of playing time this year spelling Curtis Lofton as MLB and playing on special teams. Round 7 pick 4. K Sterling Henslin Manitoba This canuck ended up on my team because I simply had nobody left on my board that I wanted. I decided to let the CPU pick this player and I couldn't be happier with the result. He comes in as a rookie with 93 kick power and 84 kick accuracy. Not bad for the 7th round and a position of need, eh?