New Orleans Saints 2013 Mock Draft: Building the Perfect 7 Round Draft

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New Orleans Saints 2013 Mock Draft: Building the Perfect 7 Round Draft
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The perfect 2013 New Orleans Saints mock draft is a nearly impossible task to complete. As with any mock draft, there is great difficulty in assessing who will be available when each pick is made.

Ideally for the Saints, quarterbacks would climb draft boards and leave at least one of the following players available at No. 15 of the first round: Barkevious Mingo, Desmond Trufant, Kenny Vaccaro or Eric Fisher. Of those four, Trufant is the only one likely to be available at No. 15.

Any of those four players are the perfect fit for the Saints in the first round. If none of them are available at 15, the team should try to trade back and pick up an extra pick or two in this draft—or a future one. Of course, that is much more difficult to do than it sounds.

The first round is also a time to secure players who fill a need in the present. First-round players are supposed to start from day one. Players picked in the second and third rounds are expected to make an immediate impact on a starting unit, too.

In other words, with a first- and third-round pick, the Saints must come out of the 2013 NFL Draft with two 2013 starters—players who start on day one of the regular season. Rounds four through seven are meant to find projects and excellent special teams players.

With all that in mind, here is the perfect 2013 New Orleans Saints mock draft. 

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