By Chris Ross @DraftScout_NFL on April 23, 2014
In the 2013-14 season, the New Orleans Saints returned to greatness with head coach Sean Payton back in charge. That said, if the team really wants to get back to Super Bowl contending status, they will need to do what got them to the big game in 2009, and that means drafting sleepers in the NFL draft. With that said, here are five 2014 NFL Draft sleepers who fit perfectly with the Saints.
After they lost Brian De La Puente in free agency, a big need was effectively opened in the center of the Saints' offensive line. Tyler Larsen, a center out of Utah State, has been overlooked during the draft process, however, he could be a starter from day one.
Chris Davis is most well-known for his late-game return touchdown that sent Auburn to the National Championship game, however, Davis is actually a solid NFL prospect. The Saints have reportedly been looking at cornerbacks in this draft class, and Davis would be a solid addition.
Although the Saints brought back right tackle Zach Strief and youngster Terron Armstead showed promise at left tackle, the team still needs to add depth behind those two. Michael Schofield is one of the most versatile offensive lineman in this draft, and he has the potential to develop into a solid starter.
Drew Brees isn't getting any younger, and after the Saints lost Chase Daniel, a need was created for a young understudy who can eventually take over when Brees retires. Aaron Murray is coming off a very decorated collegiate career, and with a few years to develop behind Brees, Murray could be a pleasant surprise in a few seasons.
Kenny Stills was a pleasant surprise as a rookie, however, Marques Colston isn't getting younger, and after the team lost Lance Moore this offseason, a big need for a young receiver was created. Brandon Coleman is one of the most underrated receivers in this draft class, and he could make a big impact with the Saints.
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