With the 12th Pick: 10 New Orleans Saints first-round NFL Draft prospects

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Oct 3, 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA; Mississippi Rebels defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche (5) looks on prior to the game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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The New Orleans Saints currently hold the No. 12 overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.  We take a look at ten players who could fall into the hands of the Who Dat Nation in late April.

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Apr 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks before the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports /

Disappointing is one way to describe how the New Orleans Saints performed this season.  Pathetic is another, particularly on the defensive side of the ball.  While it is unfortunate, it’s time to look ahead.

That historically bad defense paved the way for a top-15 pick in the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft.  The fresh crop of prospects is a good one, and the Saints, well, they have a ton of areas to address with hopes of bolstering up their squad in order to be a legitimate contender once again.

To be precise, the Black and Gold hold the 12th pick in the first round, barring any wheeling and dealing, et cetera, et cetera.  With that said, I give the readers ten prospects (almost all defense) who I believe could realistically fall to No. 12 and make an immediate impact for the New Orleans Saints.

(Side note: The slideshow is in no particular order by ranking)

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