Black and Gold X’s and O’s| How Teams at Top Of Draft Affect The Saints


Published: April 22, 2009


... they are pretty sure who they will draft with the No. 1 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.

It is rumored that they are negotiating with the agents of three prospects: Matthew Stafford, the Junior quarterback from Georgia (seen above), Jason Smith, the offensive tackle from Baylor, and Aaron Curry, the outside linebacker from Wake Forest.

Beyond what my own opinion is on each prospect, who the Lions are eventually able to come to a deal with before 4 PM ET on Saturday afternoon, will have a direct effect on what the Saints will be able to do with their first round selection (No. 14).

This may sound odd, since the Saints have no chance at any of the three of these prospects or other presumed top-10 players. But, truthfully if the Lions do not select Stafford at No. 1, Stafford could actually fall out of the top-five altogether.

Let's assume the Lions select either Smith or Curry.

The Rams are going to take an offensive tackle, regardless of who goes at No. 1....

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