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Final New Orleans Saints Mock Draft Database: Sheldon Rankins is the Runaway Favorite in First Round

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We take one final look at our updated mock draft database and find that more than half of all mock drafts think the Saints will be taking Sheldon Rankins with the 12th overall pick.

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It's officially 2016 NFL Draft day so it's the perfect time to check in one final time to our Saints mock draft database and see just who all the experts think the Saints will be selecting tomorrow night when they're on the clock. Once again, thanks to the incredible work of Adam Stites, we've got a database with 78 mock drafts and a fancy pie chart to display the results.

Defense still dominates the field, obviously, with the exception of a few mock drafts picking OT Jack Conklin. But DT Sheldon Rankins is the Saints pick in over half of the 78 mock drafts in the database. That's about 43 different mock drafts taking the Louisville product. Rankins has slowly become the consensus favorite for the Saints over the past month or so, replacing A'Shawn Robinson as the most popular choice back in February and March.

So here are your results and your list of all 78 mock drafts that make up the database. Talk about all of it below.

Mock drafts used (78):

Organization (Writer) Date
NFL.com (Charles Davis) April 26
NFL.com (Bucky Brooks) April 26
FOX Sports (Peter Schrager) April 26
San Diego Union-Tribune (Eddie Brown) April 26
Denver Post (Cameron Wolfe) April 26
Rotoworld (Mark Lindquist) April 26
Washington (Pa.) Observer-Reporter (Dale Lolley) April 26
Bleacher Report (Matt Miller) April 26
ClevelandBrowns.com (Patrick Maks) April 26
ClevelandBrowns.com (Matt Wilhelm) April 26
Jaguars.com (John Oehser) April 26
Music City Miracles (Terry Lambert) April 26
Metro U.S. (Matt Burke) April 26
CSN New England (Phil Perry) April 26
CSN Chicago (Kip Lewis) April 26
First Coast News (Mike Kaye) April 26
Newsday (Nick Klopsis) April 26
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Ed Bouchette) April 26
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Ray Fittipaldo) April 26
Dan Pompei (DanPompei.net) April 26
Walter Football (Walter Cherepinsky) April 26
SB Nation (Dan Kadar) April 25
NFL.com (Daniel Jeremiah) April 25
St. Paul Pioneer Press (Chris Tomasson) April 25
CBS Sports (Jason La Canfora) April 25
Ourlads (Staff) April 25
Associated Press (Barry Wilner) April 25
CBS Sports (Rob Rang) April 25
CBS Sports (Pete Prisco) April 25
NFL.com (Charley Casserly) April 25
CSN Philly (Dave Zangaro) April 25
Bleacher Report (Mike Tanier) April 25
Baltimore Sun (Mark Selig) April 25
Palm Beach Post (Andrew Abramson) April 25
The Read Optional (Ollie Connolly) April 25
Walter Football (Charlie Campbell) April 25
ESPN 1530 [Cincinnati] (James Rapien) April 25
Optimum Scouting (Derrik Klassen) April 25
Arizona Daily Star (Staff) April 24
Florida Times-Union (Hays Carlyon) April 24
Buffalo Rumblings (Brian Galliford) April 24
Tacoma News Tribune (Gregg Bell) April 23
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Jim Thomas) April 23
NFL.com (Lance Zeirlein) April 23
Lake County News-Herald (Jeff Schudel) April 23
Arizona Republic (Bob McManaman) April 23
Detroit Free Press (Dave Birkett) April 23
Chicago Tribune (Brad Biggs) April 22
Houston Chronicle (John McClain) April 22
Houston Chronicle (Aaron Wilson) April 22
The Dallas Morning News (Jon Machota) April 22
Pro Football Focus (Cris Collinsworth) April 22
Kansas City Star (Terez Paylor) April 22
Dayton Daily News (Jay Morrison) April 22
ESPN Cleveland (Tony Grossi) April 22
Mile High Report (Scotty Payne) April 22
Chicago Daily Herald (Bob LeGere) April 21
Pro Football Weekly (J.C. Talon) April 21
CBS Chicago (Chris Emma) April 21
WGR 550 [Buffalo] (Sal Capaccio) April 21
CSN Mid-Atlantic (Ben Standig) April 21
NFL.com (Curtis Conway) April 21
NFL.com (Chad Reuter) April 21
ESPN (Louis Riddick) April 21
ESPN (Todd McShay) April 21
Washington Post (John Harris) April 21
USA Today (Nate Davis) April 21
ESPN Deportes (Miguel Pasquel) April 21
DraftTek (Staff) April 21
South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Omar Kelly) April 21
Sporting News (Eric Galko) April 20
Draft King (Lou Pickney) April 20
The Detroit News (Josh Katzenstein) April 20
Cleveland Plain-Dealer (Chris Fedor) April 20
CBS Sports (Will Brinson) April 20
Sports Illustrated (Chris Burke) April 20
Pro Football Weekly (Kevin Fishbain) April 20
USA Today (Connor Rogers) April 20
Pro Football Weekly (Hub Arkush) April 19