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
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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Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell
Jan 1, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; Mississippi Rebels wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (1) celebrates his ten-yard touchdown catch against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the second quarter of the 2016 Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports /

Laquon Treadwell, WR, Miss

Treadwell is the best wide receiver in this draft, hands down.  With ideal size, speed, and hands, he could be the answer for the Saints on the outside opposite Brandin Cooks.  It’s unfortunate, but Marques Colston may have played his last game in New Orleans, which means the Black and Gold could be searching early on for a big man and a true No. 1 wideout.

Imagine a corps comprised of Treadwell and Cooks on the outside and Willie Snead in the slot.  Imagine what Drew Brees could do with that.  It would also leave a solid foundation in place for whomever ends up taking over quarterback duties when Brees is finally done.

While the New Orleans Saints do have other areas to address before adding another wide receiver, it would be difficult to pass Treadwell up if he falls, especially if he’s the team’s best available at No. 12.

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