The following mock draft is a composite built from the majority opinion culled from 16 other mock drafts
as published by the experts at USA TODAY Sports, CBS Sports, ESPN, NFL Network and a few selected independents. The player selected by the highest percentage of experts in our "mock chorus" goes to the team on the clock. Sometimes, the player with the second highest percentage of votes gets drafted, because the player with the highest percentage is already off the board. I cast my own vote in a few ties. LINK 15. New Orleans Saints: Jarvis Jones, Pass Rusher, Georgia 19 percent
Other Options: Barkevious Mingo, 31 percent
Notice how the chorus automatically pencils the Ryan brothers in as coveting the same pass rushers. Rob Ryan does not have the personnel clout his brother has, but the Saints have a more pressing need to acquire players to suit his defense (as opposed to the Jets, who should really be focusing on offense in the first round). Hence, another roundup of the usual suspects: super-athletic pass rushers Mingo and Jones, with Star Lotulelei, Bjoern Werner and Ziggy Ansah also appearing on some boards. Between the Jets and Saints, only one of 32 mock selections ventured out of the defensive front seven: a lone vote for Kenny Vaccaro for the Saints. Somehow, I get the impression that we are oversimplifying a bit.