1st Round- Jarvis Jones OLB, Georgia
This is really a gift for the Saints. Jones is perhaps the best defensive player in this draft, but due to concerns with spinal stenosis, he may take a slide down to number 15. The Saints can't really afford to pass on a talent like Jones because premium pass rusher and 3-4 OLBs in general don't come around often. Image: http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/09/09/UGAjones_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a 3rd Round- Chase Thomas, OLB, Stanford
Saints double-dip at the linebacker position. I am a huge fan of Chase Thomas. He's not a freak athlete or a phenomenal pass rusher, but he's a really good football player. He's instinctive, disruptive, and, most importantly, versatile. He played in a 3-4 at Stanford and can flex between the inside and outside 'backer spots. He's also got great leadership qualities. Image: http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Chase+Thomas+Stanford+v+Oregon+State+BmfaeSUPdXxl.jpg 4th Round- B.W. Webb, CB, William and Mary
Webb is a small school product that absolutely dominated at his level. He's got the speed to keep up with almost any receiver and the ball skills to occasionally make opposing QBs pay. He's not the next Darren Sharper, but he's a solid player available in the 4th round. Image: http://binaryapi.ap.org/e3323690a3994cefbebed11024f0de6c/940x.jpg 5th Round- Earl Wolff, S, N.C. State
Wolff was an unsung hero in the N.C. State secondary, often overshadowed by the ballhawking of teammate David Amerson. He managed to snag a couple of interceptions and rack up an incredible 136 tackles in his senior season. He can make an impact on special teams immediately. Image: http://www.baltimoresun.com/media/photo/2012-10/72971983.jpg 6th Round- Josh Boyd, DT, Miss. St.
I haven't watched a lot of Josh Boyd, but scouting reports suggest he would make for a good rotational lineman in a 3-4. He possesses good body fluidity and anchors well against the run. He also offers a little upside in terms of pass rush, just don't expect to be blown away. Image: http://www.cdispatch.com/images/articles/l_urjxr7132012122512PM.jpg
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