The NFL Draft is three weeks away, and the mounting speculation around the New Orleans Saints pick is at a fever pitch. The Saints have roster holes to fill as the team transitions into life post-Drew Brees. The Saints defensive unit's voids are at cornerback opposite Marshon Lattimore, defensive line due to Sheldon Rankins and Trey Hendrickson's free agency departure.
New Orleans Saints have one of the most passionate and unique fanbases in the National Football League. The appeal of Drew Brees, Sean Payton, Alvin Kamara, and Michael Thomas over the years has given way to a climb in recent television broadcast ratings and merchandising sales of jerseys and paraphernalia, it's proof that Saints fans have an influence. Many would believe the team's appeal on the Who Dat Nation is restricted to Louisiana and surrounding gulf coast states.
The New Orleans Saints spent a 3rd round choice in the 2010 draft on a little-known tight end named Jimmy Graham out of the University of Miami Fla. Graham was an athletic project that had played just one year of college football after excelling as a basketball player for the Hurricanes. After catching 31 passes and scoring five touchdowns as a rookie, Graham exploded into one of the most productive tight ends in NFL history for the Saints over the next four seasons.