A position-by-position look at the New Orleans Saints' draft needs, ranked in order of importance from 1-12:
Current depth chart:
Jairus Byrd, signed through 2019
Kenny Vaccaro, signed through 2016/2017 (option year)
Rafael Bush, signed through 2015
Marcus Ball, signed through 2016
Draft possibilities: The Saints could certainly make room for a safety if they have a highly-rated player on their board at any point during the draft. But I don’t expect it to be a top priority, and I’d be very surprised if they went this route in Round 1 or 2.
Byrd, Vaccaro and Bush should be entrenched as New Orleans’ top three safeties for at least the next two years, so a rookie would have a hard time cracking the rotation. The Saints do use a lot of three-safety sets, however, so they could certainly add depth in the middle rounds -- especially if a player could be an asset in special teams coverage.