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New Orleans Saints: 5 Late-Round Gems to Consider at NFL Draft

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Nov 15, 2014; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks cornerback Tevin Mitchel (23) attempts to tackle LSU Tigers running back Terrence Magee (18)during the first half at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

2. Terrence Magee, RB, LSU

Saints fans are very familiar with LSU standout Terrence Magee, who was a staple in the Tigers’ backfield for the past few years.  After re-signing Mark Ingram and acquiring C.J. Spiller in free agency, running back isn’t a big need, but a guy like Magee would be tough to pass on in the later rounds.

He’s a rotational guy, which already makes him a good fit down on the bayou.  At 5-foot-8, he’s undersized in the height category, but he sports a tough, physical frame that makes it hard for opposing defenses to take him down.  It showed at LSU in the tough SEC after he averaged over five yards per carry a season ago.

While Magee can be used for short-yardage downs since he rarely gets tackled behind the line of scrimmage, he has also proved to be an excellent pass catcher out of the backfield, making him somebody that can come in and fill the void left by Travaris Cadet.  However, Magee would likely be ten times better than the former undrafted free agent.  Picking the Louisiana native in the fifth, sixth or maybe even seventh round would certainly not hurt —  his ceiling is high.

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