Anyone who thinks they won't go BPA is ignorant.
The whole BPA thing gets overblown. If Geno Smith or Warmack are there and are highest on the Saints boards, they're HIGHLY unlikely to pick them.
But if they have, say Austin ranked above a Mingo or Vacarro, yeah, it could happen. Problem is, I agree that he's probably going to be primarily a slot WR (we're pretty good there with Moore)/occasional RB (good there as well) as opposed to a split end or flanker. I don't know how he's going to handle tougher press corners and I can't imagine him ever being a very good blocker, but apparently he was surprisingly strong at the combine. He's also not going to win many jump balls downfield, and Drew typically trusts our guys one on one deep.
I'm definitely on board with a LT at 15 in Johnson is there, but I wouldn't be against Austin or Patterson. Morgan is the only WR on the team that can stretch defenses, and while I'm high on him, he's still somewhat unproven. If he goes down, Colston, Moore, Toon, and Roby aren't going to be forcing D coordinators to play a safety deep. If they like Austin/Patterson, I'm OK with the pick, but I think at that point we'd be getting calls from the Vikings and Rams.
This post was edited on 3/18 at 1:47 pm