First pick more than likely will be DE, it's the biggest need on the team by a large margin.
I say keep Strief and Bushrod around, helps to have continuity on the OL. Strief battled injuries, but he is a better player than most realize. Bushrod will need a pay day, but I doubt we will find another at his level on the market, he's another very good linemen. He's not a Evans or Nicks level talent, but good nonetheless. If a very good OT is there I wouldn't be surprised if we'd grab the guy. But, DE is the need, or should I say a pass rusher is the need.
If I'm working in the Saints front office I am going all defensive picks. A safety in the later rounds sounds just fine to me.
It really depends on what we can do in free agency, but our 1st rounder absolutely needs to be a lineman. I don't care if it's offensive or defensive, either protect Brees or start getting pressure on opposing QB's.
On the offensive side 1. Taylor Lewan 2. Jake Matthews 3. Barrett Jones
Defensive 1. Sheldon Richardson 2. Sam Montgomery 3. Dion Jordan