SB Nation's latest mock draft was released yesterday and, to be honest, I wasn't planning on devoting yet another front page post discussing the results, even though the player they've now projected the Saints to take is yet another new name. Here is who they went with:
24. New Orleans Saints: Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina. In a deep class of defensive tackles, Austin's late rise has been a bit surprising, but it shouldn't be. A highly-touted prospect before his year-long suspension, Austin is back in the first round conversation thanks to elite-level talent.
But this is the first time I've seen Austin and the Saints paired together so that's a bit of a shocker. Probably more surprising than who they selected for the Saints is who they passed up: Muhammad Wilkerson, Adrian Clayborn, Phil Taylor and...Mark Ingram!
Is Austin really that good and has his stock really shot up that drastically? Conversely, has Ingram really dropped that much? In fact, SB Nation apparently doesn't think any running back in this years draft class is worth a first round pick. Again, I wasn't planning on giving this mock draft version much coverage but I thought quite a few Saints fans might have something to say about this one.