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New Orleans Saints Updated Mock Draft Database: Sheldon Rankins Leads the Pack

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We've updated and added mock drafts to our database and the one-time consensus pick, A'Shawn Robinson, has slipped in popularity.

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It's been a little over a month since we updated our Saints mock draft database so now is as good a time as any to update it. Once again, thanks to the incredible work of Adam Stites, we've got a database with 89 mock drafts and a fancy pie chart to display the results.

Immediately you'll notice that just about every selection is a defensive lineman. It's obvious to everyone and their mother that the Saints need help in the pass rush department and all the experts think the first round of the NFL Draft is how the Saints will address that need.

Alabama's A'Shawn Robinson no longer leads the pack, that distinction now goes to Louisville DT Sheldon Rankins. But it's still close. The rest of the selections are a healthy mix of other defensive ends and defensive tackles.

So here are your results and your list of all 89 mock drafts that make up the database. Talk about all of it below.

Mock drafts used (89):

Organization (Writer) Date
Aaron Wilson (Houston Chronicle) March 26
John McClain (Houston Chronicle) March 26
ESPN 97.3 - South Jersey (John McMullen) March 26
Dayton Daily News (Jay Morrison) March 26
Baltimore Sun (Jon Meoli) March 25
WGR 550 (Sal Capaccio) March 25
Bleacher Report (Matt Miller) March 25
ESPN Cleveland (Tony Grossi) March 25
DraftTek (Staff) March 25
ESPN (Todd McShay) March 24
CBS Sports (Rob Rang) March 24
CBS Sports (Dane Brugler) March 24
CBS Sports (Jared Dubin) March 24
Le Journal de Québec (Stéphane Cadorette) March 24
San Diego Union-Tribune (Eddie Brown) March 24
Stephen Cohen (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) March 24
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (D. Orlando Ledbetter) March 23 (Charles Davis) March 23
Washington Post (John Harris) March 23
Metro U.S. (Matt Burke) March 23
CBS Sports (Will Brinson) March 23
Pro Football Weekly (Hub Arkush) March 22
Pro Football Weekly (Arthur Arkush) March 22
Pro Football Weekly (Nate Atkins) March 22
Pro Football Weekly (J.C. Talon) March 22
Santa Rosa Press Democrat (Grant Cohn) March 22 (Lance Zierlein) March 22
CSN Mid-Atlantic (Ben Standig) March 22
USA Today (Jonah Tuls) March 22
Draft Breakdown (Chris Nicolaou) March 22
Walter Football (Walter Cherepinsky) March 22
FanSpeak (Steve Shoup) March 22 (Maurice Jones-Drew) March 21
SB Nation (Dan Kadar) March 21
Cleveland Plain-Dealer (Chris Fedor) March 21
USA Today (Nate Davis) March 21
WKBW Buffalo (Joe Buscaglia) March 21
Bleacher Report (Luke Easterling) March 21
CBS Sports (Pete Prisco) March 21
Walter Football (Charlie Campbell) March 21
ESPN Mexico (Rafael Zamorano) March 21
Rivals (Mike Farrell) March 18
Rivals (Adam Gorney) March 18
Draft King (Lou Pickney) March 17
Sports Illustrated (Chris Burke) March 16
USA Today (Jon Ledyard) March 16
Cincinnati Enquirer (Paul Dehner, Jr.) March 16
Yahoo (Eric Edholm) March 16 (John Oehser) March 16
Rotoworld (Josh Norris) March 16 (Bucky Brooks) March 16 (Daniel Jeremiah) March 14
Newsday (Nick Klopsis) March 14
CSN Philly (Paul Hudrick) March 14
Real Football Network (Jim Miller) March 13
24/7 Sports (Luke Rodgers) March 13
Draft Breakdown (Nicholas McGee) March 11
590 The Fan (Marc Lillibridge) March 11 (Chad Reuter) March 11
Real Football Network (Pat Kirwan) March 10
ESPN (Mel Kiper) March 8
Draft Breakdown (Joe Marino) March 8
Draft Countdown (Scott Wright) March 8 (Matthew Fairburn) March 7
TheScore (Dan Wilkins) March 7
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Charean Williams) March 6
Los Angeles Times (Sam Farmer) March 6
Los Angeles Daily News (Vincent Bonsignore) March 5
Cleveland 19 News (Rick Fargo) March 5
Toronto Sun (Dan Bilicki) March 4 (John Holler) March 4
Kansas City Star (Terez Paylor) March 4
FanDuel (Brian Witherspoon) March 4
FOX Sports (Peter Schrager) March 3
The Detroit News (Josh Katzenstein) March 2
Detroit Free Press (Dave Birkett) March 2
SEC Country (Trevor Sikkema) March 2
Pro Football Focus (Steve Palazzolo) March 2
Music City Miracles (Terry Lambert) March 1
College Spun (Dustin Tackett) March 1
Sports Illustrated (Robert Mays) March 1 (Andrew Mason) Feb. 27
CBS Dallas/Fort Worth (Kevin Turner) Feb. 23
CBS Dallas/Fort Worth (Jeff Cavanaugh) Feb. 23
TheBigLead (Jason McIntyre) Feb. 22
Draft Breakdown (Matt LaPan) Feb. 18
Bleacher Report (Justis Mosqueda) Feb. 15
Florida Times-Union (Hays Carlyon) Feb. 10
CSN Philly (Jared Sherman) Feb. 8