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Saints have the 15th overall pick in Thursday's NFL draftUpvote Share Tweet
Can Mauti overcome one more obstacle to reach his NFL dream?"It's not like I'm chasing some pipe-dream. I've just had a couple of breaks I had to fight through. You can't just quit because of something that is out of your control," Mauti said.Upvote Share TweetThe Saints are tied with the Broncos and Patriots for most Pro Bowlers produced in the past seven NFL draftsUpvote Share Tweet
New Orleans Saints have enjoyed counterintuitive draft success under Coach Sean PaytonRecent draft history has produced better results in middle and lower rounds than in the first.Upvote Share TweetBrees spoke briefly after competing in the 2013 Zurich Classic Celebrity Shootout on TuesdayUpvote Share TweetSaints GM says salary-cap issues play a part in potential tradeUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Apr 23, 2013We continue our pre-draft rankings of position-group needs with the linebackers. Remember, the earlier the ranking, the greater the need. New Orleans Saints: There’s some hope that Martez Wilson and Junior Galette can make an impact as pass-rushers. ButUpvote Share Tweet
The Saints' 2013 NFL Draft, Fujita's retirement, and past No. 15 picks highlight Black and Gold TodayHistory is on the Saints' side when it comes to selecting 15th overall in the NFL Draft.Upvote Share Tweet
Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro is best bet for New Orleans Saints' pick in NFL draft that's hard to handicapSaints columnist Mike Triplett breaks down the 14 players most likely to be gone before the Saints' pick -- and the five guys most likely to land in New OrleansUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Apr 23, 2013I went into ESPN.com’s blog network mock draft knowing I wanted to get a pass-rusher for the New Orleans Saints at No. 15 overall. Mission accomplished. I chose Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones. I had some other backup plans in place, but I wentUpvote Share Tweet
New Orleans Saints, LSU question of the day: Whose college class would you most like to raid in NFL draft?Draft is loaded with talent from SEC schools like LSU, Alabama, Georgia, Texas A&M and FloridaUpvote Share Tweet
10 things to watch for during the 2013 NFL draftCould this be the first year since 1996 that no quarterbacks are taken in the first round?Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 23, 2013Scott Fujita has signed a one-day contract so that he can retire as a New Orleans Saint, and it's tough to beat how he did it: at Machu Picchu in Peru. Fujita traveled to the Andes Mountains with former Saints teammate Steve Gleason, who is currently fi…Upvote Share Tweet
Peter King: Trying to get inside the mind of draft's quietest top-10 team;…Apr 23Is it just me? Are the Arizona Cardinals in the witness protection program for this draft? The Cards, with the seventh pick, seem positively under the radar like no other team in the top 10. I had the chance the other day to look into their feelings abo…
Don Banks: 2013 Wes Welker Watch List: Potential impact undrafted free age…Apr 23It has been called the year of the no-name draft in the NFL, and is said to be devoid of true star power after 2012's high-profile, quarterback-rich proceedings. Maybe. But it's all relative.
You Realize How Badly the T-Wolves Screwed Up the 2009 Draft, Right?Apr 23We interrupt Part 2 of the NBA Trade Value column to explain the travesty known as the 2009 NBA draft. That night, Minnesota drafted two of our top-30...
The 13th-annual ranking of the NBA's top-50 players, Part 2Apr 23Welcome back to Bill Simmons's annual ranking of the NBA's top 50 most valuable assets.