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Todd McShay Mock Draft 2015: Saints Select Vic Beasley

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ESPN's draft guru Todd McShay once again thinks the Saints look to improve their pass rush in the 2015 NFL draft.

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With the NFL Combine complete, Todd McShay is now on the 3.0 version of his 2015 NFL mock draft and this time around, he has the Saints selecting DE Vic Beasley from Clemson. Here is how McShay defends his choice:

Analysis: I've got cornerback, outside linebacker, inside linebacker and offensive line as the Saints' biggest need areas, and in Beasley they'd be filling one of those while upgrading their pass rush. He turned in one of the best all-around workouts of the 322 players invited to this year's combine. He still needs to improve the power element to his game, both as a pass-rusher and when setting the edge versus the run, but he provided some indication that he'll be able to do exactly that by adding 26 pounds to his frame since last spring. Moreover, he has the fastest first step of any defender I've studied on tape this year, his football character is outstanding and he was remarkably productive at Clemson (44.5 tackles for loss and 25 sacks the past two seasons). This pick would make four edge rushers in the top 13.

I guess I should just accept the fact that most mock drafts are going to have the Saints taking a pass rushing DE or OLB. My preference would be a cornerback on the defensive side, but Trae Waynes is already off the board in McShay's mock.

Also interesting, his pick for the Saints in his previous version, Dante Fowler, Jr., jumps all the way up to the Jacksonville Jaguars with the third overall pick.

What do you guys think of Beasley?