When it comes to what the "experts" think, there's one player more likely to be selected by the Saints in the first round of tonight's NFL Draft than any other.
I've put together all the last minute mock drafts from around the internet and compiled them one final time and the consensus pick is most definitely Jarvis Jones. By a landslide.
Out of 34 total mock drafts, a whopping 21 of them have the Saints drafting Jarvis Jones at 15th overall. Barkevious Mingo is your runner up with 7 mocks assigning him to the Saints.
In case you were wondering, here's a look at how the mock draft database results have change over time this off-season. The players listed below were the leading candidates to be the Saints first round draft pick at the time. Interesting to see how things changes and eventually focused directly on Jones.
Anyway, here's your final mock draft database. This one is pretty comprehensive and includes all the big shots as well as some of the smaller outlets.
|Mock Draft||Player||Position||College||Last Updated|
|Mocking the Draft||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||April 22nd|
|CBS Sports - Dane Brugler||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||April 22nd|
|CBS Sports - Rob Rang||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||April 21st|
|Draft King||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||April 20th|
|DraftTek||Barkevious Mingo||DE/OLB||LSU||April 21st|
|Football Fan Spot||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||April 21st|
|Guy's NFL Draft Lockerroom||Barkevious Mingo||DE/OLB||LSU||April 21st|
|My NFL Draft||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||April 17th|
|Sporting News - Vinny Iyer||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||April 19th|
|NEPatriotsDraft.com - Loyko||Xavier Rhodes||CB||Florida St.||April 21st|
|NFL Draft Geek||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||April 18th|
|Walter Football||Sheldon Richardson||DT||Missouri||April 21st|
|Walter Football - Campbell||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||April 15th|
|Draft Season - Edlund||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||April 22nd|
|Draft Season - Lomas||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||April 18th|
|KFFL||Barkevious Mingo||DE/OLB||LSU||April 11th|
|Fantasy Football Auction||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||April 21st|
|NFL.com - Casserly||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||April 19th|
|NFL.com - Norris||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||April 22nd|
|FFToolbox - Standig||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||April 12th|
|FFToolbox - DeLima||Barkevious Mingo||DE/OLB||LSU||April 9th|
|NFL.com - Brooks||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||April 8th|
|CBS Sports - Kirwin||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||April 21st|
|CBS Sports - Prisco||Menelik Watson||OT||Florida St.||April 21st|
|Draft Ace||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||April 22nd|
|Mel Kiper||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||April 22nd|
|Todd McShay||D.J. Fluker||OT||Alabama||April 21st|
|FanSpeak||Barkevious Mingo||DE/OLB||LSU||April 22nd|
|Houston Chronicle||Barkevious Mingo||DE/OLB||LSU||April 22nd|
|Yahoo! Sports - Cosell||Star Lotulelei||DT||Utah||April 22nd|
|USA Today||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||April 16th|
|Sports Illustrated - Don Banks||Jarvis Jones||DE/OLB||Georgia||April 17th|
|Rotoworld - Silva||Xavier Rhodes||CB||Florida St.||April 23rd|
|Mike Mayock||Barkevious Mingo||DE/OLB||LSU||April 24th|
And here's how all of that looks graphically: