New Orleans Saints
August 25, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; A New Orleans Saints helmet on the field prior to kickoff of a preseason game against the Houston Texans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
The need for defense and only five picks stand between Marquess and New Orleans. No doubt he fits the profile for a need, but this team has one of the most horrible defenses in the NFL and Brees can make a lot of ‘no name kids’ pretty good with his precision and accuracy. It’s quite conceivable that the Saints only go defense and offensive line in this draft, then look for a steal in the undrafted free agents.
The Perfect Storm:
Marquess would upgrade this receiving corps pretty healthily in every conceivable way. While there are a lot of names on the roster in the receiver position, only three (Marques Colston, Lance Moore and Nick Toon) would make me worry as a defensive coordinator. Also, Wilson’s development would be fast-tracked by the greatness of Drew Brees and Sean Payton.
Speaking of Payton, I believe he’s one of the few coaches that could be really hard on Wilson and still get the most out of him. He’s always had that innate ability to push the limit without discouraging his men, and I think that would be a brilliant fit in New Orleans.
Also, how cool would it be to have a Marques and a Marquess on the same team at the same position?!
Likelihood of Getting Drafted by Saints:
B+ (I want to believe it’s slightly better than that, but like I said, defense might be too high a priority)