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NFL rumors: Saints looking at QB prospects early in draft


The 2014 NFL Draft is still three months away, but the buzz is just beginning to pick up and we are hearing some word on what direction a few teams could go with their first-round pick. For the New Orleans Saints, the buzz is a bit surprising.

According to Matt Miller of Bleacher Report, the Saints are meeting with high level quarterback prospects that are expected to go in the first or second-round.

Much like when the Green Bay Packers selected Aaron Rodgers at the end of the first-round with Brett Favre already on the roster, the Saints appear to be looking towards the future and preparing themselves for a scenario where a prospect could fall into their laps.

That would allow the Saints to groom the young quarterback behind Drew Brees for a couple of years before throwing him into the starting mix.

While Miller did not name any player specifically, the second-tier of quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL Draft include the likes of Derek Carr, Zach Mettenberger and A.J. McCarron. Of course, there is also the possibility that a player like Teddy Bridgewater falls in the draft after skipping the combine, so this could be an interesting situation to watch.

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