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Todd McShay Mock Draft: Saints Select DE Ezekiel Ansah

Yet another mock draft has the Saints taking a pass rusher.


Draft expert Todd McShay updated his 2013 mock draft a few days ago. And like pretty much every mock draft I've seen thus far, he's got the Saints taking a pass rushing defensive lineman in the first round.

Todd thinks the Saints will go with versatilve DE/OLB Ezekial Ansah from BYU. Here's how McShay defends his selection:

Ezekiel Ansah, DE/OLB, BYU

New Orleans is moving to a 3-4 scheme and can live with its inside linebackers and defensive ends, but the Saints need edge rushers and a true 3-4 nose tackle. With no pick in the second round, New Orleans could be interested in the scheme versatility Ansah provides. He can play the 5-technique and rush the quarterback off the edge, and while he's not a pure speed rusher Ansah has shown the ability to use speed-to-power moves to track down the quarterback from the perimeter.

I guess it sounds like a good pick. What the hell do I know. I just wonder why versatility is so important. It could actually be a negative. You know what they say: jack of all trades, master of none. Right now what the Saints need is a master of kicking some quarterback ass and they should be picking whoever's best at doing just that.

Now you know how I feel. What are you guys thinking?