It's been one of the most uncertain offseasons in history and the past week has been part of the craziness. The lockout was lifted, but was it really? Nothing really changed and everyone's still waiting to see what judges and courts say before the league year begins. Fans just want to see football, and having free agency and trades take place around the draft is what everyone except the NFL wants.
Regardless of what the courts rule this week, the draft will still take place Thursday. The Saints are said to be looking for help on defense, specifically front seven help. There are some surprises in the mock draft universe, some thinking the Saints will look for running back help, others feel the team will target a new offensive lineman.
Here's a look at what mocks have the Saints doing:
- SI.com Peter King: Adrian Claiborne, DE, Iowa
- SI.com Don Banks: Adrian Claiborne, DE, Iowa
- Times-Picayune Mike Triplett: Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple
- Times-Picayune James Varney: Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
- NFL Draft Countdown: Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple
- Walter Football: Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
- CBS Sports Pete Prisco: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois
- Scout.com: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
- Fox Sports Peter Schrager: Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State
- ProFootballTalk: Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pittsburgh