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Alex Okafor was found, based on advanced metrics, to be one of the top two pass-rushers in the college game a year ago. The Saints should not overlook that factor.
With his size and power, Okafor is the perfect fit for Rob Ryan's defense, in which outside linebackers really operate as extra defensive ends. Okafor could almost be the reincarnation of DeMarcus Ware in Ryan's defense, should the Saints take him at No. 15.
If Trufant and Mingo are gone (in either order), the Saints should look to secure Okafor's services. Picking him at 15 may be a slight reach. Then again, many draft analysts believe the concept of a reach is a logical fallacy to begin with.
In other words, Okafor should be very much in play for New Orleans.
Odds of Saints Selecting Okafor: 5-1