With another NFL draft in the bag, it’s safe to predict this about the 2010 New Orleans Saints: More shootouts are on the way.
The Saints didn’t get much help for their defense during the three-day player lottery. In fact, they added more players to their top-ranked offense than they did to their 25th-ranked defense.
And the two defensive players they drafted, cornerback Patrick Robinson and defensive tackle Al Woods, aren’t expected to be immediate difference-makers. It’ll be an upset if either cracks the starting lineup this season. And neither is going to help the Saints’ most glaring defensive weakness: a tepid pass rush.