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NFL Draft 2013: Louisiana Tech OT Jordan Mills to Workout for Saints

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The New Orleans Saints are doing their homework on a local school prospect for the 2013 NFL Draft.

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The New Orleans Saints are looking to add depth to their offensive line and are scheduled to meet with a prospect that could do just that and at a reasonable spot in the daft.

According to ProFootballScout.com, the Saints are said to be bringing in former Louisiana Tech offensive tackle Jordan Mills for a workout prior to the 2013 NFL Draft.

In recent rankings by CBSSports.com, Mills is listed as the #9 offensive tackle on the board and projected as a second to third round pick. This is something the Saints could actually be able to do if he does fall to the third round.

Though the Saints can surprise you with selections, it doesn't seem likely that they'll use their first round pick on an offensive tackle, especially since all the premier one's should be gone by then.

In last Thursday's edition of The NOLA Rundown, I had actually discussed Mills as a possible draft choice for the Saints with one of their mid-round picks to help bring in new talent and competition for the left tackle position.

Mills was said by ProFootballScout.com to be compared to Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher, which isn't too shabby. The last notable Saints player from Louisiana Tech was Hall of Famer Willie Roaf who also was an offensive tackle.

At the NFL Scouting Combine, Mills at 6'5" and 316 lbs. bench pressed 20 reps of 225 pounds, ran a 5.37 40-yard dash, a 4.88 in his 20-yard shuttle, had a 28 inch vertical jump, and a 101 inch broad jump.

The only question mark is that, as given in one evaluation, Mills has not significantly played the left tackle position but did play a bit at left guard during his freshman year of college.