MUNTRADAMUS BOOT CAMP DAY26B\nWHEN THE SAINTS COME MARCHING IN\n(NEW ORLEANS SAINTS)\n \n\nBy Muntradamus\n\nDrew Brees has been a consistent top 5 QB before any of us were born, will that change in 2017?\nDEFENSE\nB-\nThe Saints Defense has not been good before any of us were born. Okay I will stop with that joke.\n\nCameron Jordan and Sheldon Rankins lead a young defensive line that does not have a great pedigree. They have a lot of job openings during camp on the DL, will be interesting to see who turns into what.\n\nLB core is now led by A.J. Klein who backed up Luke Sky Kuechly in Carolina. Klein likely learned a lot and should be a good MLB who is surrounded by the nightmare on Darnelle Street, Darnelle Ellerbee and the guy who can hit you so hard you will not want to get up, Craig Robertson. All in all a solid LB core.\n\nThe Secondary has not been good since before any of us, I'm just kidding. The Saints Secondary has had some talent and they added more. Delvin Breaux who is already a solid+ corner in my eyes, now added #11 Pick Marshon Lattimore. Lattimore projects to be a great corner, but the thing with all Rookie DBs is you cannot give them their true grade until you see them during the Preseason.\n\nCollege talent and NFL talent do no compare. College Football and NFL Football do not compare. College Football is a lot less loose where teams do not care about giving up 5 yard quick hitches. NFL Football will not give you an inch.\n\nJust as we say all this, the Saints Safety alongside Superstar Kenny Vacarro is Rookie Marcus Williams. Two Rookie Starters can work on offense, (Cowboys 2016) cannot work on defense. Usually does not, especially in the secondary, (Panthers 2016).\nOFFENSE\nA+\nJust when you thought Brees was close to ending the show in New Orleans with Jimmy Graham no longer in town, Marques Colston just an afterthought, and Mark Ingram starting to look like a legit Top 5 RB. Brees throws for 5,200+ Yards and 37 TD.\n\nSo what do the Saints do this offseason.\n\nThey get rid of Brees #1 weapon in Brandin Cooks, and just to show Brandin Cooks a slap in the face. They go out and bring in Ted Ginn Jr (WR4) who can run the exact same routes. While it is nice to fantasize about Ted Ginn turning Cooks, the more realistic turnout is Michael Thomas (WR1) turning into an automatic superstar. Someone Drew Brees will have to rely on time and time again, a privilege Michael Thomas did not have last season on a consistent basis. We should see vintage Marques Colston stats. Then at TE Coby Fleener (TE1) should see more consistency in year 2 with Brees. The player who will definitely be a lock for a good season is Willie Snead (WR2). Edelman is to Brady. Snead is to Brees. Snead will have a much larger role with Brandin Cooks no longer in town.\n\nHere is where things get interesting. Besides having superstar Mark Ingram (RB2), the Saints added Adrian Peterson (RB1) which 3 years ago if you were to tell me Brees and Peterson were on the same team, I would think you are talking about your Fantasy Football Team. There is little downside in Adrian Peterson running behind that Saints Offensive Line. Adrian Peterson is chasing records, Drew Brees is chasing records. This Saints Offense is going to work.\nIF MUNTRADAMUS WAS COACH\nRun AP until defenses need to focus on stopping it. As soon as the defense does not go all out on stopping the pass, that is when Drew Brees plays like a Hall of Fame QB. The Saints have a lot of weapons and Adrian Peterson will make Mark Ingram nothing more than a 10 touch per game RB, while AP will see 18+. AP AP AP\nEARLY DRAFT STRATEGY\nAP\/INGRAM. Lets see where both go, for now I am thinking AP only but if Ingram goes late does not hurt to have both.\n\nMichael Thomas\/Willie Snead. Both should have huge numbers.\n\nCoby Fleener potential sleeper.\n\nDrew Brees will have to see schedule and where he goes, automatic Top 5.