2011 NFL Mock Draft: The Saints Take Liuget, Retool for Another Playoff Run
The Saints Take Corey Liuget to Plug Holes in the Run Defense
Marshawn Lynch made it clear in the playoffs last year the Saints run defense was not where it needed to be. The Saints have to do something to correct that mistake, and Corey Liuget becomes a steal at this pick.
Liuget, who also is a good pass rusher, gives the Saints double the value out of this pick. Liuget has great hands and can beat blockers who are a step too slow. Liuget is big and strong and will be a great addition to the Saints line.
The Saints might look to the end of their line if someone like Ryan Kerrigan falls to this slot. The Saints line needs some work. It isn't terrible, but there is a reason the Seahawks beat them in the Wild Card game.
With the Falcons and Buccaneers also in the division, the Saints have to constantly be looking to improve or get left behind.
|1. Carolina Panthers: Blaine Gabbert, QB |
2. Denver Broncos: Nick Fairley, DT
3. Buffalo Bills: Patrick Peterson, CB
4. Cincinnati Bengals: Da'Quan Bowers, DE
|17. New England Patriots: Cameron Jordan, DE|
18. San Diego Chargers: Tyron Smith, OT
19. New York Giants: Akeem Ayers, OLB
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Aldon Smith, OLB
|5. Arizona Cardinals: Von Miller, OLB |
6. Cleveland Browns: Marcell Dareus, DE
7. San Francisco: Prince Amukamara, CB
8. Tennessee Titans: Cam Newton, QB
|21. Kansas City Chiefs: Justin Houston, OLB|
22. Indianapolis Colts: Anthony Castonzo, OT
23. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Sherrod, OT
24. New Orleans Saints: Corey Liuget, DT
|9. Dallas Cowboys: Robert Quinn, DE |
10. Washington Redskins: A.J. Green, WR
11. Houston Texans: J.J. Watt, DE
12. Minnesota Vikings: Jake Locker, QB
|25. Seattle Seahawks: Adrian Clayborn, DE|
26. Baltimore Ravens: Jonathan Baldwin, WR
27. Atlanta Falcons: Aaron Williams, CB
28. New England Patriots: Torrey Smith, WR
|13. Detroit Lions: Nate Solder, OT |
14. St. Louis Rams: Julio Jones, WR
15. Miami Dolphins: Mark Ingram, RB
16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ryan Kerrigan, DE
|29. Chicago Bears: Gabe Carimi, OT|
30. New York Jets: Phil Taylor, DT
31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Pouncey, OG
32. Green Bay Packers: Cameron Hayward, DE
For a complete look at the draft, check out our Seven-Round Mock Draft.
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