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Nov 2, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defensive end Jeremiah Attaochu (45) in action against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the third quarter at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Another week in the NFL season, another 2014 NFL mock draft featuring the New Orleans Saints and a nifty defensive prospect for Rob Ryan’s defense.

This week our mock comes from Peter Smith of With the First Pick. Smith has the Saints going with Georgia Tech defensive end Jeremiah Attaochu and writes:

"The Saints are still working to finish their transition to a 3-4 defense under Rob Ryan.  They like what they have in Junior Galette on one side as a pass rusher, but Parys Haralson was brought in as a stop gap measure.  Attaochu has experience both as a defensive end and outside linebacker who can rush the passer and his speed on the outside would be a welcome asset in a division with two quarterbacks who not move all that well in the pocket."

Another great selection here, especially if Attaochu can elevate his stock to that of the first round. Smith hits the nail on the head — Parys Haralson is absolutely a stop-gap solution.

Attaochu is simply the latest in a long line of defensive players sure to be mocked to the Saints. Like the others, he is a great option at the moment. What do you think of the pick?

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