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NFL Mock Draft 2015: New Orleans Saints Select Trae Waynes

With the thirteenth pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints (represented by Dave Cariello) select...

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Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State

It's the moment you've all been waiting for. Who will the Saints select with their first first round 2015 draft pick? Well thanks to the complete lack of competence by my fellow mock draft colleagues picking before me, the decision was incredibly simple.

Trae Waynes is far and away the highest rated cornerback of the 2015 NFL Draft. Just about every mock draft I have ever seen up to this point has Waynes off the board by the time the Saints are on the clock at 13th overall, which means it's incredible value from where New Orleans sits.

Like I said, this was a no-brainer. The top pass rushers like Dante Fowler and Vic Beasley were already gone. Even the controversial Randy Gregory is off the board. As well as irresistible Payton bait like Amari Cooper. Offensive line was a real option here, especially with G/T Brandon Scherff just sitting there. but that would make too much sense from a more long-term success standpoint and the Saints want to win now. Besides, if the Saints are really as hell bent on fixing this defense as they appear to be, this is the decision they'd make.

Oh, you don't think the Saints need to address cornerback in the first round of the draft because they've already signed Brandon Browner in free agency? Well, you're an idiot. The Browner signing is like putting a Band-Aid on a severed limb. It's not gonna stop the bleeding. The Saints need to do more than bet the house on a single starting-caliber defensive back. Look how well that worked last season. **cough Jairus Byrd cough** Because you can bet your ass that at least one of them will be injured at some point during the season and it's not going to be pretty if Terrence Frederick has to start a few games.

I get that we all want to see the pass rush improved. What we have to remember is that a good cornerback with coverage skills can help the front seven get to the quarterback just as much if not more than a flashy new DE/OLB prospect, by forcing QBs to hold onto the ball longer and giving the front seven more time to get there.

So what do you guys think? Never mind, I don't care what you think. This is happening whether you like it or not.


Thanks to all the CSC members who participated in this year's community mock draft. Without your help, none of this would be possible.

Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2015 CSC Community Mock Draft Hub.

Pick Team Selection Team Representative Approval Rating
1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston - Florida State
Hans Petersen 82%
2 Tennessee Titans DE Leonard Williams - USC Tee Word 85%
3 Jacksonville Jaguars DE Dante Fowler - Florida Khannar 80%
4 Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper - Alabama arcuate 73%
5 Washington Redskins DE Randy Gregory - Nebraska Lostastic 29%
6 NY Jets OLB Vic Beasley - Clemson BlackandGold4ever 52%
7 Chicago Bears LB Shane Ray - Missouri saintmanumit 28%
8 Atlanta Falcons DE Bud Dupree - Kentucky Dave Choate 46%
9 NY Giants NT Danny Shelton - Washington GoFastTurnLeftMaybeRight 60%
10 St. Louis Rams OT Andrus Peat - Stanford Kevin Sean Held 46%
11 Minnesota Vikings WR Kevin White - West Virginia gulf shores
12 Cleveland Browns QB Marcus Mariota - Oregon ryan_la_sports07
13 New Orleans Saints CB Trae Waynes - Michigan State Dave Cariello
14 Miami Dolphins
Ralph Malbrough
15 San Francisco 49ers
The Irish Assassin
16 Houston Texans
17 San Diego Chargers
18 Kansas City Chiefs
19 Cleveland Browns
20 Philadelphia Eagles
Matt Mosley
21 Cincinnati Bengals
22 Pittsburgh Steelers
23 Detroit Lions
24 Arizona Cardinals
25 Carolina Panthers
Jake White
26 Baltimore Ravens
27 Dallas Cowboys
28 Denver Broncos
Ryne Hancock
29 Indianapolis Colts
Alex Lyles
30 Green Bay Packers
Matt Mosley
31 New Orleans Saints
Dave Cariello
32 New England Patriots
Whit Prottsman