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NFL Draft Results 2016: Best Available Players After the First Round

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The Saints have five picks remaining in the 2016 NFL Draft. Here's a look at who they might target on day 2.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Saints chose Louisville DT Sheldon Rankins with the 12th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft. Where he fits in the defense is merely a matter of scheme, as he's capable of playing end in a 3-4 set or DT in the 4-3. I suspect Dennis Allen will employ different looks, so I figure Rankins' versatility, and pedigree makes him a good fit in the Saints defense.

I love the pick and while Rankins doesn't have quite the speed of someone transcendental like Los Angeles Rams DT Aaron Donald, I think he's somewhere in between Donald and Cincinnati Bengals DT Geno Atkins. He's explosive, strong, and pretty damn polished. He's been consistently ranked the best DT in his class and while he's a solid run-stopper, he also has a pass rushing repertoire and upside at the skillset from the interior. He's also apparently got a clean nose, which we know PayLoo loves.

I can dig that.

The Saints have picks 2(47), 3(78),  4(112), 5(152), and 7(237) remaining.

In rounds 2 and 3 the Saints have picks #47 and #78, respectively. Personally, I'd love to see them take a flyer on Myles Jack and/or snag Clemson DE Kevin Dodd who SB Nation's Stephen White thinks "can be a monster" in the NFL. Other names to watch for positions of need include Ohio State WR Michael Thomas, Eastern Kentucky DE Noah Spence, Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander, and Kansas State G Cody Whitehair.

Here's a list of the top remaining talent according to SB Nation's Dan Kadar of Mocking the Draft:

4. Myles Jack, 6’1, 245 pounds, OLB, UCLA

12. A'Shawn Robinson, 6’4, 312 pounds, DT, Alabama

13. Mackensie Alexander, 5 '11, 195 pounds, CB, Clemson

16. Reggie Ragland, 6’2, 252 pounds, MLB, Alabama

17. Jarran Reed, 6’4, 313 pounds, DT, Alabama

20. Jaylon Smith, 6’2 1/2, 240 pounds, OLB, Notre Dame

21. Noah Spence, 6’3, 261 pounds, DE, Eastern Kentucky

28. Michael Thomas, 6’3, 210 pounds, WR, Ohio State

30. Chris Jones, 6’6, 308 pounds, DT, Mississippi State

31. Kevin Dodd, 6’5, 275 pounds, DE, Clemson

33. Vonn Bell, 5’11, 205 pounds, S, Ohio State

34. Cody Whitehair, 6’4, 305 pounds, G, Kansas State

36. Kendall Fuller, 6’0, 196 pounds, CB, Virginia Tech

37. Derrick Henry, 6’3, 242 pounds, RB, Alabama

39. Jason Spriggs, 6’7, 305 pounds, OT, Indiana

40. Sterling Shepard, 5’10, 193 pounds, WR, Oklahoma

41. Joshua Perry, 6’4, 254 pounds, OLB, Ohio State

44. Andrew Billings, 6’2, 310 pounds, DT, Baylor

45. Jonathan Bullard, 6’3, 283 pounds, DT, Florida

46. Le'Raven Clark, 6’6, 308 pounds, OT, Texas Tech

47. Su'a Cravens, 6’1, 225 pounds, OLB, Southern California

48. Darian Thompson, 6’2, 212 pounds, S, Boise State

49. Hunter Henry, 6’5, 253 pounds, TE, Arkansas

51. Tyler Boyd, 6’2, 200 pounds, WR, Pittsburgh

52. Austin Johnson, 6’4, 323 pounds, DT, Penn State

53. Xavien Howard, 6’2, 200 pounds, CB, Baylor

56. Connor Cook, 6’4, 220 pounds, QB, Michigan State

57. Alex Collins, 5’11, 215 pounds, RB, Arkansas

58. Leonte Carroo, 6’1, 215 pounds, WR, Rutgers

60. Rashard Higgins, 6’2, 190 pounds, WR, Colorado State

61. Jihad Ward, 6’6, 295 pounds, DT, Illinois

62. Jordan Jenkins, 6’3, 253 pounds, OLB, Georgia

63. Emmanuel Ogbah, 6’4, 275 pounds, DE, Oklahoma State

64. Braxton Miller, 6’2, 215 pounds, WR, Ohio State

65. Kentrell Brothers, 6’1, 235 pounds, MLB, Missouri

66. Kyler Fackrell, 6’5, 250 pounds, OLB, Utah State

67. Kamalei Correa, 6’3, 248 pounds, OLB/DE, Boise State

68. Nick Martin, 6’4 1/2, 301 pounds, C, Notre Dame

69. Shon Coleman, 6’6, 313 pounds, OT, Auburn

70. Shilique Calhoun, 6’5, 250 pounds, DE, Michigan State

71. Jeremy Cash, 6’2, 210 pounds, S, Duke

72. Paul Perkins, 5’11, 210 pounds, RB, UCLA

74. Maliek Collins, 6’2, 300 pounds, DT, Nebraska

75. Bronson Kaufusi, 6’8, 280 pounds, DE, BYU

76. Jonathan Williams, 6’0, 223 pounds, RB, Arkansas

77. T.J. Green, 6’3, 205 pounds, S, Clemson

78. Kenneth Dixon, 5’10, 213 pounds, RB, Louisiana Tech

79. Javon Hargrave, 6’1 3/8, 309 pounds, DT, South Carolina State

80. Pharoh Cooper, 5’11, 207 pounds, WR, South Carolina

81. Devontae Booker, 5’11, 212 pounds, RB, Utah

82. Nick Vannett, 6’6, 260 pounds, TE, Ohio State

83. Sheldon Day, 6’2, 285 pounds, DT, Notre Dame

84. Max Tuerk, 6’6, 285 pounds, C, Southern California

85. Charone Peake, 6’2 3/8, 209 pounds, WR, Clemson

86. Christian Westerman, 6’4, 300 pounds, G, Arizona State

87. Austin Hooper, 6’4, 248 pounds, TE, Stanford

88. Adolphus Washington, 6’4, 290 pounds, DT, Ohio State

89. Joe Schobert, 6’2, 236 pounds, OLB, Wisconsin

90. Vadal Alexander, 6’6, 329 pounds, OT/G, LSU

91. Malcolm Mitchell, 6’1, 195 pounds, WR, Georgia

92. C.J. Prosise, 6’0 1/2, 220 pounds, RB, Notre Dame

93. Will Redmond, 6’0, 186 pounds, CB, Mississippi State

94. Jatavis Brown, 5’11, 227 pounds, OLB, Akron

95. Sean Davis, 6'1, 200 pounds, S, Maryland

96. Dominique Alexander, 6’0, 220 pounds, MLB, Oklahoma

97. Roberto Aguayo, 6’1, 204 pounds, PK, Florida State

98. Justin Simmons, S, 6’3, 201 pounds, S, Boston College

99. Hassan Ridgeway, 6’3, 320 pounds, DT, Texas

100. Deion Jones, 6’1, 227 pounds, OLB, LSU

101. KeiVarae Russell, 5’11, 196 pounds, CB, Notre Dame

102. Isaac Seumalo, 6’4, 310 pounds, C, Oregon State

103. Landon Turner, 6’4, 325 pounds, G, North Carolina

104. Nick Vigil, 6’2, 235 pounds, MLB, Utah State

105. Spencer Drango, 6’6, 320 pounds, OT/G, Baylor

106. Jerell Adams, 6’6, 231 pounds, TE, South Carolina

107. Carl Nassib, 6’7, 272 pounds, DE, Penn State

108. Jordan Howard, 6’1, 230 pounds, RB, Indiana

109. Kenny Lawler, 6’2, 195 pounds, WR, California

110. D.J. Reader, 6'3, 325 pounds, DT, Clemson

111. K.J. Dillon, 6’1, 203 pounds, S, West Virginia

112. Nick Kwiatoski, 6’2, 235 pounds, MLB, West Virginia

113. Shawn Oakman, 6’9, 275 pounds, DE, Baylor

114. Denver Kirkland, 6’5, 340 pounds, G, Arkansas

115. Kenyan Drake, 6’1, 210 pounds, RB, Alabama

116. Ronald Blair, 6’2 1/8, 284 pounds, DE, Appalachian State

117. Jack Allen, 6’2, 296 pounds, C, Michigan State

118. Kolby Listenbee, 6’1, 183 pounds, WR, TCU

119. Jerald Hawkins, 6’6, 305 pounds, OT, LSU

120. Kyle Murphy, 6’7, 301 pounds, OT, Stanford

121. Tyler Higbee, 6’6, 250 pounds, TE, Western Kentucky

122. Mike Thomas, 6’1, 200 pounds, WR, Southern Mississippi

123. Adam Gotsis, 6’5, 282 pounds, DT, Georgia Tech

124. Joe Dahl, 6’5, 310 pounds, OT, Washington State

125. Sebastian Tretola, 6’5, 334 pounds, G, Arkansas

126. Zack Sanchez, 5’11, 179 pounds, CB, Oklahoma

127. Connor McGovern, 6’4, 300 pounds, G/OT, Missouri

128. Eric Murray, 6’0, 199 pounds, CB, Minnesota

129. Kevin Byard, 5’11, 217 pounds, S, Middle Tennessee State

130. Tajae Sharpe, 6’3, 188 pounds, WR, Massachusetts

131. Jalen Mills, 6’0, 196 pounds, S, LSU

132. Anthony Zettel, 6’4, 284 pounds, DT, Penn State

133. Beau Sandland, 6’4 1/2, 253 pounds, TE, Montana State

134. Evan Boehm, 6’3, 310 pounds, C, Missouri

135. Joe Thuney, 6’5, 295 pounds, G, North Carolina State

136. Tyler Matakevich, 6’1, 235 pounds, MLB, Temple

137. Miles Killebrew, 6’3, 230 pounds, S, Southern Utah

138. Aaron Burbridge, 6’1, 206 pounds, WR, Michigan State

139. Willie Henry, 6’2 3/4, 303 pounds, DT, Michigan

140. Darrell Greene, 6’2 3/4, 321 pounds, G, San Diego State

141. Joe Haeg, 6’6, 293 pounds, OT, North Dakota State

142. Antonio Morrison, 6’1, 229 pounds, MLB, Florida

143. Charles Tapper, 6’2, 282 pounds, DE, Oklahoma

144. Matt Ioannidis, 6’4, 285 pounds, DT, Temple

145. Jay Lee, 6’3, 220 pounds, WR, Baylor

146. Willie Beavers, 6’5, 309 pounds, OT, Western Michigan

147. Alex McCalister, 6’6 1/8, 239 pounds, DE, Florida

148. Keyarris Garrett, 6’4, 221 pounds, WR, Tulsa

149. Rees Odhiambo, 6’4, 309 pounds, G/OT, Boise State

150. Keith Marshall, 5’11, 219 pounds, RB, Georgia

151. Christian Hackenberg, 6’4, 228 pounds, QB, Penn State

152. Keenan Reynolds, 5’11, 205 pounds, RB, Navy

153. Cardale Jones, 6’5, 250 pounds, QB, Ohio State

154. Daniel Braverman, 5’10, 177 pounds, WR, Western Michigan

155. Ron Thompson, 6’4, 268 pounds, DE, Syracuse

156. Tyvis Powell, 6’3, 210 pounds, S, Ohio State

157. Tyler Ervin, 5’10, 192 pounds, RB, San Jose State

158. Bralon Addison, 5’10, 190 pounds, WR, Oregon

159. Bryce Williams, 6’6, 258 pounds, TE, East Carolina

160. Matt Judon, 6’3, 275 pounds, DE, Grand Valley State

161. James Cowser, 6’3 1/8, 248 pounds, DE, Southern Utah

162. Dan Vitale, 6’2, 235 pounds, FB, Northwestern

163. Jayron Kearse, 6'5, 220 pounds, S, Clemson

164. Maurice Canady, 6’2, 195 pounds, CB, Virginia

165. Travis Feeney, 6'4, 226 pounds, OLB, Washington

166. Steven Daniels, 6’0, 243 pounds, MLB, Boston College

167. Stephen Weatherly, 6’5, 250 pounds, OLB, Vanderbilt

168. Rashard Robinson, 6’1 1/2, 171 pounds, LSU

169. Dak Prescott, 6’2, 230 pounds, QB, Mississippi State

170. Jalin Marshall, 5’10, 205 pounds, WR, Ohio State

171. Yannick Ngakoue, 6’2, 250 pounds, OLB, Maryland

172. Jonathan Jones, 5’9 1/8, 186 pounds, CB, Auburn

173. Scooby Wright, 6’1, 246 pounds, MLB, Arizona

174. Kevin Hogan, 6’3 1/4, 218 pounds, QB, Stanford

175. Dean Lowry, 6’6, 290 pounds, DE, Northwestern

176. Kelvin Taylor, 5’10 1/8, 207 pounds, RB, Florida

177. Marquez North, 6’3, 229 pounds, WR, Tennessee

178. Derek Watt, 6’2, 236 pounds, FB, Wisconsin

179. Cyrus Jones, 5’10, 196 pounds, CB, Alabama

180. Jakeem Grant, 5’6, 170 pounds, WR, Texas Tech

181. Jacoby Brissett, 6’4, 231 pounds, QB, North Carolina State

182. Jared Norris, 6’2, 240 pounds, MLB, Utah

183. Harlan Miller, 5’11 7/8, 182 pounds, CB, SE Louisiana State

184. Beniquez Brown, 6’1, 238 pounds, OLB, Mississippi State

185. Paul McRoberts, 6’1, 202 pounds, WR, SE Missouri State

186. Josh Forrest, 6’3, 255 pounds, MLB, Kentucky

187. Jordan Payton, 6’1, 212 pounds, WR, UCLA

188. Josh Ferguson, 5’10, 185 pounds, RB, Illinois

189. B.J. Goodson, 6’1, 242 pounds, OLB, Clemson

190. Brandon Allen, 6’2, 210 pounds, QB, Arkansas

191. Kelvin Peterson, 5’10 3/8, 173 pounds, CB, Oklahoma State

192. John Theus, 6'6, 303 pounds, OT, Georgia

193. Blake Martinez, 6’2, 245 pounds, MLB, Stanford

194. Cayleb Jones, 6’3, 215 pounds, WR, Arizona

195. Terrance Smith, 6’4, 230 pounds, OLB, Florida State

196. Deiondre Hall, 6’1 5/8, 199 pounds, CB, Northern Iowa

197. Jeff Driskel, 6’4, 231 pounds, QB, Louisiana Tech

198. Roger Lewis, 6’0, 196 pounds, WR, Bowling Green

199. DeAndre Houston-Carson, 6’2, 195 pounds, S, William & Mary

200. Dadi Nicholas, 6’3, 223 pounds, OLB, Virginia Tech

201. Cassanova McKinzy, 6’3, 253 pounds, MLB, Auburn

202. Tavon Young, 5’10, 174 pounds, CB, Temple

203. Drew Kaser, 6’2, 212 pounds, P, Texas A&M

204. D.J. Foster, 5’10 1/4, 193 pounds, WR, Arizona State

205. Eric Striker, 6’0, 222 pounds, OLB, Oklahoma

206. Nate Sudfeld, 6’6, 240 pounds, QB, Indiana

207. Graham Glasgow, 6’6, 303 pounds, C, Michigan

208. Glenn Gronkowski, 6’3, 234 pounds, FB, Kansas State

209. Curt Maggitt, 6’4, 252 pounds, OLB/DE, Tennessee

210. Peyton Barber, 5’11, 225 pounds, RB, Auburn

211. Devon Johnson, 6’1, 244 pounds, RB, Marshall

212. Nile Lawrence-Stample, 6’1, 302 pounds, DT, Florida State

213. Brandon Doughty, 6’3, 220 pounds, QB, Western Kentucky

214. Cole Toner, 6’5 1/4, 303 pounds, OT, Harvard

215. D.J. White, 5’11, 185 pounds, CB, Georgia Tech

216. Henry Krieger Coble, 6’4, 250 pounds, TE, Iowa

217. Geronimo Allison, 6’4, 200 pounds, WR, Illinois

218. Kyle Friend, 6’0 5/8, 295 pounds, C, Temple

219. Destiny Vaeao, 6’4, 298 pounds, DT, Washington State

220. Vernon Adams, 5’11, 200 pounds, QB, Oregon

221. Tevin Carter, S, 6’1, 215 pounds, S, Utah

222. Parker Ehinger, 6’7, 318 pounds, G/OT, Cincinnati

223. Caleb Benenoch, 6’5, 305 pounds, OT, UCLA

224. James Bradberry, 6’1, 213 pounds, CB, Samford

225. Vincent Valentine, 6’3, 320 pounds, DT, Nebraska

226. Devante Bond, 6’1 1/8, 235 pounds, OLB, Oklahoma

227. Mike Matthews, 6’2, 294 pounds, C, Texas A&M

228. Cody Kessler, 6’1, 215 pounds, QB, Southern California

229. Taveze Calhoun, 6’0 3/8, 192 pounds, CB, Mississippi State

230. Antwaun Woods, 6’0, 329 pounds, DT, Southern California

231. Quinshad Davis, 6’3, 218 pounds, WR, North Carolina

232. Briean Boddy-Calhoun, 5’9 1/2, 193 pounds, CB, Minnesota

233. Thomas Duarte, 6’2 1/8, 231 pounds, TE, UCLA

234. Joe Bolden, 6’3, 232 pounds, MLB, Michigan

235. Pearce Slater, 6’6 3/4, 329 pounds, OT, San Diego State

236. Chris Moore, 6’1, 206 pounds, WR, Cincinnati

237. Matt Johnson 6’0, 219 pounds, QB, Bowling Green

238. Marshaun Coprich, 5’8, 207 pounds, RB, Illinois State

239. Quinton Jefferson, 6’3, 289 pounds, DT, Maryland

240. Darion Griswold, 6’3, 255 pounds, TE, Arkansas State

241. Devon Cajuste, 6’4, 227 pounds, WR, Stanford

242. Montese Overton, 6’1 3/4, 223 pounds, OLB, East Carolina

243. Darius Latham, 6’5, 305 pounds, DT, Indiana

244. Victor Ochi, 6’1 1/8, 246 pounds, DE, Stony Brook

245. De’Runnya Wilson, 6’5, 215 pounds, WR, Mississippi State

246. Ka’imi Fairbairn, 5’11 1/2, 183 pounds, K, UCLA

247. Daryl Worley, 6’2, 198 pounds, CB, West Virginia

248. Byron Marshall, 5’10, 205 pounds, WR/RB, Oregon

249. Travis Blanks, 6’1, 212 pounds, OLB, Clemson

250. Stephen Anderson, 6'2, 230 pounds, TE, California

251. Fahn Cooper, 6’5, 306 pounds, OT, Ole Miss

252. Duke Williams, 6’2 1/4, 229 pounds, WR, Auburn

253. Gionni Paul, 5’10 1/8, 231 pounds, OLB, Nebraska

254. Demarcus Robinson, 6’1, 204 pounds, WR, Florida

255. Aaron Green, 5’11, 206 pounds, RB, TCU

256. Jake McGee, 6’5, 249 pounds, TE, Florida

257. Ross Martin, 5’9, 183 pounds, K, Duke

258. Hunter Sharp, 6’0, 200 pounds, WR, Utah State

259. Stephane Nembot, 6’7, 320 pounds, OT, Colorado

260. Daniel Lasco, 6’0 1/8, 209 pounds, RB, California

261. Jake Rudock, 6'2 3/4, 207 pounds, QB, Michigan

262. Mekale McKay, 6’3 5/8, 207 pounds, WR, Cincinnati

263. Kyle Carter, 6’3, 252 pounds, TE, Penn State

264. Jordan Canzeri, 5’9, 192 pounds, RB, Iowa

265. Connor Wujciak, 6’2 1/2, 291 pounds, DT, Boston College

266. Trevor Davis, 6’1 1/8, 188 pounds, WR, California

267. Alex Redmond, 6’5, 305 pounds, G, UCLA

268. Romeo Okwara, 6'4 5/8, 265 pounds, DE, Notre Dame

269. Andy Janovich, 6’1, 238 pounds, FB, Nebraska

270. Ben Braunecker, 6’3, 250 pounds, TE, Harvard

271. Tyler März, 6’6 3/4, 316 pounds, OT, Wisconsin

272. Nelson Spruce, 6’1 1/8, 206 pounds, WR, Colorado

273. Eddie Yarbrough, 6’3, 251 pounds, DE, Wyoming

274. Tyler Johnstone, 6’6, 295 pounds, OT, Oregon

275. Jason Fanaika, 6’3, 269 pounds, DE, Utah

276. Joel Stave, 6’5, 236 pounds, QB, Wisconsin

277. Aziz Shittu, 6'3, 279 pounds, DE, Stanford

278. Tre Madden, 6’1, 225 pounds, RB, Southern California

279. Devin Lucien, 6’0, 192 pounds, WR, Arizona State

280. Dwayne Washington, 6’1, 221 pounds, RB, Washington

281. Cody Core, 6’2 5/8, 205 pounds, WR, Ole Miss

282. Wendell Smallwood, 5’11, 201 pounds, RB, West Virginia

283. Ted Karras, 6’4, 310 pounds, G, Illinois

284. Braxton Deaver, 6’5, 245 pounds, TE, Duke

285. Jaydon Micken, 5’10, 173 pounds, WR, Washington

286. Andrew Bonnet, 6’3, 245 pounds, FB, North Dakota State

287. Brandon Shell, 6’5 3/8, 324 pounds, OT, South Carolina

288. Luther Maddy, 6’2, 283 pounds, DT, Virginia Tech

289. Silverberry Mouhon, 6’3, 255 pounds, DE, Cincinnati

290. Aaron Wallace, 6’3, 240 pounds, OLB, UCLA

291. Aaron Morris, 6’5, 313 pounds, G, Ole Miss

292. RJ Williamson, 6’0, 216 pounds, S, Michigan State

293. Matt Skura, 6’4, 305 pounds, C, Duke

294. Steve Longa, 6’1, 225 pounds, OLB, Rutgers

295. Kris Frost, 6’2, 240 pounds, OLB, Auburn

296. Kalan Reed, 5’11, 195 pounds, CB, Southern Miss

297. Elijah Shumate, 6'0, 224 pounds, S, Notre Dame

298. Ian Seau, 6’3, 250 pounds, DE/OLB, Nevada

299. D.J. Pettway, 6’2, 270 pounds, DE, Alabama

300. DeAndre Elliott, 6’1, 188 pounds, CB, Colorado State

Saints remaining needs

CB - Mackensie Alexander, Clemson; Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech; Xavien Howard, Baylor

DE - Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky; Kevin Dodd, Clemson; Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State

OLB - Myles Jack, UCLA; Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame; Joshua Perry, Ohio State

Guard - Cody Whitehair, Kansas State; Christian Westerman, Arizona State; Vadal Alexander, LSU

WR - Michael Thomas, Ohio State; Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma; Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh