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Saints’ draft class is about depth, development and Marcus Davenport

The 2017 draft will go down in history as one of the best in New Orleans Saints history.

The seven-man haul featured five eventual starters, including the offensive and defensive rookies of the year in Alvin Kamara and Marshon Lattimore.

The class played a big role in the Saints’ vault from 7-9 to 11-5 and the NFC South championship last season. It’s already being compared to the Saints’ famed 2006 draft class, widely considered the best in club history.

It would be unfair to compare the Saints’ seven-man draft class this year with the 2017 bunch. It would be almost impossible for this year’s group to match its predecessor in terms of impact or production.

This draft was less about stars and starters than it was about depth and development.

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