The New Orleans Saints will begin 2011 NFL draft discussions, this week. James Varney, of the Times-Picayune, has the story, below.

Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints walks the sidelines during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Saints 30-20.

Courtesy---James Varney/Times-Picayune

The New Orleans Saints will hold their first 2011 draft meeting later this week with a plan to turn their full focus on that matter during the Senior Bowl later this month.

The game is scheduled for Jan. 29 in Mobile and the Saints, like every NFL team, will have scouts and assistants frisking around the proceedings leading up to the game. The meeting this week will be devoted to evaluating the Senior Bowl rosters, Coach Sean Payton said.