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I see everyone else's mock drafts, so I thought I'd take a stab at one. Ever since I was younger, the Saints almost never select the player I expect, so here's a "different" mock draft for the Saints.

I predict, in my magic 8-ball, that the Saints will re-sign Jermon
Bushrod, all of our current RFA's, and these FA's from other teams.

TE/FB James Casey, Texans: Casey would be a better, more versatile and
athletic version of the recently released David Thomas.

CB Derek Cox, Jaguars: Good player, but has struggled with injuries.
Would be worth the risk.

NT Isaac Sopoaga, 49ers: Veteran NT for depth and rotations.

Now here's my draft:

1. WR Keenan Allen, Cal: The best all-around WR in the draft. Played
with really poor QB, but has the ability to be a Go-To WR in the NFL.

3. OLB Chase Thomas, Stanford: A smart and instinctive 3-4 OLB that
can rush the QB and play the strong-side OLB in a 3-4.

4. ILB Kiko Alonso, Oregon: Stout, tough ILB prospect with nice upside
and starting potential.

5. CB Terrance Brown, Stanford: Another Cardinal defender that has
smarts, familiarity with the 3-4, and the size/physicality to hold up
at NCB.

6. OT Jordan Mills, La. Tech: OL prospect with enough upside to maybe
be the Saints next late-round gem.
 

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I like it. I think our def. isn't going to be built in a day and if the guy we want isn't there having Allen be the pick would be deadly. Like the Julio Jones trade when ATL already had White, but this move will pay dividends.
 
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Thank you. I think Allen could be a true #1 in our offense with Drew Brees. I also think he would help Colston as well. Keenan Allen reminds me of Jimmy Smith in his prime Jax years.
 

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If we go 1st round receiver, I would much rather Cordarelle Patterson who is an elite play maker and will probably be a better player than Julio Jones with Brees. Patterson can also stretch the field MUCH better than Allen and has the ABILITY to take it to the house everytime.
 

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where do you think Saints are going to get all that money to spend in free agency?
 

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I do think a #1 wr would really make our Offense unstoppable again, but don't see this happening, just hope we pick a player that can make our whole defense better, hmm don't think that can happen
 

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PAC-10 Draft?

I see everyone else's mock drafts, so I thought I'd take a stab at one. Ever since I was younger, the Saints almost never select the player I expect, so here's a "different" mock draft for the Saints.

I predict, in my magic 8-ball, that the Saints will re-sign Jermon
Bushrod, all of our current RFA's, and these FA's from other teams.

TE/FB James Casey, Texans: Casey would be a better, more versatile and
athletic version of the recently released David Thomas.

CB Derek Cox, Jaguars: Good player, but has struggled with injuries.
Would be worth the risk.

NT Isaac Sopoaga, 49ers: Veteran NT for depth and rotations.

Now here's my draft:

1. WR Keenan Allen, Cal: The best all-around WR in the draft. Played
with really poor QB, but has the ability to be a Go-To WR in the NFL.

3. OLB Chase Thomas, Stanford: A smart and instinctive 3-4 OLB that
can rush the QB and play the strong-side OLB in a 3-4.

4. ILB Kiko Alonso, Oregon: Stout, tough ILB prospect with nice upside
and starting potential.

5. CB Terrance Brown, Stanford: Another Cardinal defender that has
smarts, familiarity with the 3-4, and the size/physicality to hold up
at NCB.

6. OT Jordan Mills, La. Tech: OL prospect with enough upside to maybe
be the Saints next late-round gem.
Pac-10 sux to pick most of your draft from there
 

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Pac-10 sux to pick most of your draft from there

What i would give to have Clay Matthews (USC), Richard Sherman (Stanford), Heloti Ngata (Oregon), Jairus Byrd (Oregon), or Dashon Goldson (Washington) on this team over anyone on our defense in the last 3 years.
 

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Certainly our defense isn't going to be built in a day if these idiots keep trading draft picks for Barrett Rudd and cutting him....What a disaster.

We need to be stockpiling picks from now on. You can't address positions thru free agency when you have to pay drew, jahri, colston, and soon graham.

Bunch of foolish FO moves the last 3 years.
 

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What i would give to have Clay Matthews (USC), Richard Sherman (Stanford), Heloti Ngata (Oregon), Jairus Byrd (Oregon), or Dashon Goldson (Washington) on this team over anyone on our defense in the last 3 years.

But we got Jonathan Sullivan from Georgia.
 
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Bold statement but I just don't see us taking anyone but a defensive player in the first round.
 
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If we go 1st round receiver, I would much rather Cordarelle Patterson who is an elite play maker and will probably be a better player than Julio Jones with Brees. Patterson can also stretch the field MUCH better than Allen and has the ABILITY to take it to the house everytime.

I actually watched Patterson play quite a bit this past season, and while he has explosiveness and great measurables, his hands and overall game were pretty inconsistent.

Keenan Allen doesn't have Patterson's speed, but he's a better overall WR, and had he played with a QB that wasn't below-average, I think he'd be the unquestioned #1 Wide-Out in this draft.

While I like Patterson, I think he's risky. I would feel better about Deandre Hopkins from the Clemson Tigers than Patterson. Hopkins is a very good all-around WR, and he has big time speed too.
 

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