Dec 15, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams tight end Lance Kendricks (88) is tackled by New Orleans Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro (32) during a game at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

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The New Orleans Saints at one point last season looked like the top Super Bowl contender in the NFC for me. What Rob Ryan did with the defense did more than anyone anticipated, and the Saints’ arrow is definitely pointing up right now.

This is a team that doesn’t have a lot of immediate pressing needs, and they have a really good chance to return to prominence in the NFC in 2014 and contend for a title.

Player Movement

Players Lost

  • C Brian De La Puente (Bears)
  • OT Charles Brown (Giants)
  • WR Lance Moore (Steelers)
  • DT Tom Johnson (Vikings)
  • FB Jed Collins (Lions)
  • S Roman Harper (Panthers)
  • RB Darren Sproles (Eagles, trade)
  • LB Will Herring (Cowboys)
  • S Malcolm Jenkins (Eagles)
  • CB Jabari Greer (released)
  • DE Will Smith (released)

Players Added

  • CB Champ Bailey (Broncos)
  • DE/LB Parys Haralson (re-signed)
  • QB Luke McCown (re-signed)
  • WR Joe Morgan (re-signed)
  • FB Erik Lorig (Buccaneers)
  • OT Zach Strief (re-signed)
  • LB Ramon Humber (re-signed)
  • S Jairus Byrd (Bills)
  • S Rafael Bush (re-signed)
  • DE/LB Keyunta Dawson (re-signed)

Saints Team Needs

1. Pass Rusher

The Saints need a top level pass rushing end. Getting someone to come off the edges would make a humongous difference for Rob Ryan’s defense which was already considerably improved in 2013.

2. Center

The Saints lost center Brian De La Puente to the Bears, so a replacement will obviously be needed.

3. Wide Receiver

I like Kenny Stills for the Saints, but they need to draft a guy who can complement he and Marques Colston. Plus, Colston isn’t getting any younger and has had some health issues.

4. Inside Linebacker

5. Running Back

6. Kicker

Draft Picks

1 (27)
2 (58)
3 (91)
4 (126)
5 (167)
5 (169)
6 (202)

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