New Orleans Saints Mock Draft: Final 7-Round Projections

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New Orleans Saints Mock Draft: Final 7-Round Projections
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With the 2014 NFL draft just two days away (starts Thursday at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT), it is time for one final team-based seven-round mock draft. This one is specific to the New Orleans Saints, who possess seven picks for the first time since 2007.

Those picks are all slotted within the first six rounds. It includes Philadelphia’s fifth-round pick gained in exchange for Darren Sproles in the trade made earlier this offseason.

In selecting players here, primary consideration was given to players who fit the Saints schematically while trying to slot them in a reasonable range based on general consensus for where that particular player could be drafted.

Faulty it may be, since the first pick for instance is a player many consider a second-round pick. In this evaluator's mind, however, he is a first-round talent who almost certainly will be off the board by the time the Saints’ second-round pick is up.

You’ll read this a lot from me over the next few days, but if the Saints do not come out of the first two rounds of the draft with one of the seven or eight "elite" pass-rushers and a top-notch cornerback prospect, they have failed this draft (offensive skill players are overrated in my humble opinion).

Because I’m assuming there will be a significant run on the pass-rushers, before there is on the corners, I went with one of the former first.

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