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Feb 24, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Kony Ealy runs the shuttle during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Kony Ealy, OLB, Missouri

Victor Butler is coming off of a torn ACL and the Saints really need to keep putting their pieces together to complete the transition to their 3-4 defensive scheme. Ealy has the speed and overall athleticism to be an absolute terror on the outside for the Saints, and would at the very least bring fantastic depth in their pass-rushing rotation in 2014. Ealy is a long-term answer on the outside, while he also possesses the size and versatility to lineup with his hand in the dirt if the Saints ever opt to change their scheme in the future.