New Orleans Saints: First-round NFL Draft prospects worth watching

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With the New Orleans Saints’ disappointing 2015 campaign nearing its end, it’s not too early to look at some intriguing NFL Draft prospects from the 2016 class.

May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Brandin Cooks (Oregon State) walks to the stage after being selected as the number twenty overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft to the New Orleans Saints at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

One of many hard choices the New Orleans Saints will make next spring is which NFL draft prospects best fit their needs in the first round.  The team has holes along the defensive line, throughout an old offensive core, and an incomplete linebacker corps.

Other big questions remain like who will be on the coaching staff, who will be taking snaps from under center, and what other names will be called on draft day, but for now let’s focus on some potential heavyweights who the Saints should be interested in during the first round:

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