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Do the New Orleans Saints Draft a DT in the First Round of the 2016 NFL Draft?

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Do the Saints stick with the consensus position for the first round, or address something else?

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Most NFL mock drafts, whether it be NFL.com, ESPN, SB Nation, or even here at Canal Street Chronicles, have the Saints selecting a defensive lineman, usually a Defensive Tackle, in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Recently signed DT Nick Fairley is not the long-term answer at the position for the Saints having signed a one-year deal. Even still, Fairly seems to be at a point in his career where he is best served for rotational use. However, among the Saints's biggest needs heading into free agency (DE, TE, WR, DT, DE, G, LB, CB), Defensive Tackle is one of three positions the Saints addressed with a free agent signing (in addition to TE Coby Fleener, LB James Laurinaitis, LB Craig Robertson, and LB Nate Stupar).

Sheldon Rankins. A'Shawn Robinson. By far, these are still the two most common names attributed to the Saints in first round mock drafts.

What do YOU see the Saints doing in the first round? Which position will they address first? WR with Laquon Treadwell? DE with Shaq Lawson or Noah Spence? Maybe another LB? Maybe a Guard? Feel free to drop the name of the specific player you imagine the Saints realistically targeting.