Well, another season has come and gone, another kitchen counter has been smashed in a fury by yours truly, and that means it's time for another installment of WGNABB's NFL Mock Draft. So get comfortable, grab a beer or two (or ten, depending on how much I infuriate you), and prepare to type some snarky comments, without further adieu, let's GEAUX!
Round 1, pick 27- Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville: Our secondary was better than it's been in years this season. But without Keenan Lewis, we collapsed. Now Roman Harper and Jabari Greer, two pretty important members of the secondary, are gone, and Malcolm Jenkins might not stay either. Calvin Pryor is a beast who has drawn comparisons to Earl Thomas, and the combination of him and Kenny Vaccaro would be deadly.
Other Possible Selections: Dee Ford, OLB, Auburn, Kyle Van Noy, DE/OLB, BYU & Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
Round 2, pick 58- Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin: David Hawthorne has been a tremendous disappointment so far. Chris Borland is a ridiculously talented player who deserves to be a first-rounder but has fallen due to concerns about his size and arm length. (5'11, 245)
Round 3, pick 91- Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers: Drew Brees could use a new Wide Receiver. Marques Colston is slipping, as is Lance Moore, and the team is fighting just to re-sign Jimmy Graham. Brandon Coleman has tremendous upside and amazing speed for his size. (6'6, 220)
Round 4, pick 122- Michael Sam, DE, Missouri: ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT, PUT DOWN THE KNIFE AND LET ME EXPLAIN MYSELF. Everyone and their evil stepmother is obsessing over Michael Sam in light of his coming out of the closet, but in all of this, people seem to be forgetting that he is a dominant pass rusher, an SEC All-American, and has talent warranting a high draft pick. He's absolutely a steal in the fourth-round.
Round 5, pick 155- Gabe Ikard, C, Oklahoma: Brian De La Puente may not come back, and he's not really a great center to begin with. Ikard impressed with his play at Oklahoma and at the Shrine game.
Round 6, pick 186- Donald Hawkins, OT, Texas: Terron Armstead's strong play has lessened the need for an OT. However, may fans would still love a replacement over the mediocre Zach Strief.
The Saints don't have a 7th round pick this year, but if we get a compensatory pick, I'd go for Chris Boswell, K, Rice. Shayne Graham isn't a long-term solution and Boswell has a strong leg.