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Saints News, 4/22/16: Rankins Continues to Draw High Praise

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Former Louisville DT Sheldon Rankins has remained the favorite for the Saints at #12, despite a great deal of speculation surrounding quarterbacks and wide receivers. While these picks may be sexier for the Saints, they aren't necessarily a need, and despite the overthinking Rankins may be exactly what the Saints need.

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Saints News

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