Although the glitz and the glamour goes to the first round picks, getting the middle rounds right is often more important. Jimmy Graham was a third round pick, Marques Colston was a seventh round gem, and Junior Galette wasn’t even selected in the 2010 draft. That being said, here are five guys to keep an eye out in the all-important middle rounds of this year’s draft.
5. Arthur Lynch, TE, Georgia
While it may seem odd to have a tight end on this list when the Saints will be re-signing Jimmy Graham and have a quality back up in Ben Watson, the Saints are one of the few teams in the NFL that will religiously use two-tight-end sets a lot. Ben Watson is 33 years of age and has most likely surpassed the apex of his career, and Josh Hill – who is listed as the third tight end on the depth chart – has largely gone unused in his tenure as a Saint. Lynch is a guy who could pretty much immediately take over the third spot and sub in every now and then, learn behind two great veterans for a year, and relinquish Watson of his backup duties in 2015. He had a solid senior season at UGA, catching 30 passes for 459 yards and 5 touchdowns, and could be taken anywhere from late in the third to the top of the fifth round.