2011 NFL Draft–
- DE – The Saints weren’t as effective rushing the passer this year and whether or not that was due the loss of Charles Grant playing opposite Will Smith, the all pro player needs support along the front four if the Saints are going to get back to that disruptive form they showed in 2010. The addition of former Chicago Bear Alex Brown did not bring the kind of impact defensive coordinator Gregg Williams had anticipated, and playing Tony Hargrove out of position at end was also ineffective.
- RB – With injuries to Pierre Thomas, Lynell Hamilton, Reggie Bush, Ladell Betts, and Chris Ivory, New Orleans literally ran out of running backs as the 2010 season wore on. Ivory showed some promise late in the year but