The following mock draft consists of 32 selections from 29 team websites that are a part of the FanSided Network. The premise here is a simple one: Our friends from FanSided make the selections and the National Football Post provides the analysis.
15. New Orleans Saints: Ezekiel Ansah, OLB, BYU
By: Chris Roling, Who Dat Dish
Having ranked dead last in the NFL in total defense last year, the Saints use the first round to address that problem.
Ezekiel Ansah is arguably a top-five talent, so he’s a steal here for the Saints at No. 15. New Orleans is implementing a new 3-4 scheme under defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and needs pass rushers to be effective. This selection really came down to Ansah or outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, since the top defensive backs are already off the board. In Ansah you get an elite, albeit raw, physical specimen without the injury concerns enshrouding Jones. Ansah is an immediate starter and game-changer and a major step in the right direction for the worst statistical defensive unit of all time a year ago. LINK