Using today's numbers, the Saints could pick as high as No. 8 in the 2015 NFL Draft _lowres

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) walks off the field after their loss to the Atlanta Falcons in an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. The Falcons won 30-14. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

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The thing about silver linings is that they are only found in devastating moments.

You don’t look for the bright side of things when things are already bright. You only search for positives when your head is pointed toward the ground and you’re looking for a way to raise it up. And make no mistake, after yesterday’s 30-14 loss the Atlanta Falcons that knocked the Saints out of playoff contention, there’s a lot of shoelace watching going on in New Orleans right now.

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