Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE
The list of potential first round draft picks for the Saints has been significantly narrowed in our updated post-Combine collection of mock drafts.
With the 2013 NFL Combine in the rearview mirror it's time to see exactly how it's changed the mock draft landscape for the New Orleans Saints.
So I went ahead and updated our collection of 2013 NFL mock drafts from around the web that was first started February 11th. We're down to just 20 different mock drafts from our original 40 after eliminating all that were outdated. The 20 remaining mock drafts that make up the database have all been updated since the NFL Combine in late February.
Incredibly, all but one of those mock drafts (95%) believe the Saints will select a defensive player to help improve the pass rush. Unlike the first version of our database, there are only a handful of different players being mocked to the Saints and they're all DE/OLB hybrids. In fact, the consensus agrees it's just a four horse race between Barkevious Mingo, Dion Jordan, Jarvis Jones, and Ezekiel Ansah.
Below is the completely sortable database. Simply click the category heading at the top of each column to sort by that category.
|Mock Draft||Player||Position||College||Last Updated|
|Mocking the Draft||Ezekiel Ansah||DE/OLB||BYU||Feb. 28th|
|CBS Sports - Dane Brugler||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||Feb. 26th|
|CBS Sports - Rob Rang||Dion Jordan||DE/OLB||Oregon||Feb. 26th|
|Draft King||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||Feb. 28th|
|DraftTek||Ezekiel Ansah||DE/OLB||BYU||Feb. 28th|
|Fansided||Dion Jordan||DE/OLB||Oregon||Feb. 25th|
|Football Fan Spot||Barkevious Mingo||DE/OLB||LSU||March 3rd|
|Guy's NFL Draft Lockerroom||Barkevious Mingo||DE/OLB||LSU||March 1st|
|My NFL Draft||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||Feb. 26th|
|NEPatriotsDraft.com - Hope||Dion Jordan||DE/OLB||Oregon||March 1st|
|NEPatriotsDraft.com - Loyko||Star Lotulelei||DT||Utah||March 4th|
|NEPatriotsDraft.com - Jones||Damontre Moore||DE||Texas A&M||Feb. 27th|
|NFL Draft Geek||Ezekiel Ansah||DE/OLB||BYU||March 1st|
|Walter Football||Barkevious Mingo||DE/OLB||LSU||Feb. 28th|
|Walter Football - Campbell||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||Feb. 25th|
|Draft Season - Edlund||Barkevious Mingo||DE/OLB||LSU||March 1st|
|Draft Season - Lomas||Kenny Vaccaro||S||Texas||Feb. 28th|
|FFToolbox - Dimon||Ezekiel Ansah||DE/OLB||BYU||Feb. 25th|
|FFToolbox - Binstock||Dion Jordan||DE/OLB||Oregon||March 1st|
|KFFL||Barkevious Mingo||DE/OLB||LSU||March 1st|
Here's a circle graph showing the breakdown of all 20 mock drafts by player, for the more visual learners out there: