A way too early New Orleans Saints 7-Round mock draft

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Jan 2, 2016; San Antonio, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Bram Kohlhausen (6) is sacked by Oregon Ducks defensive end DeForest Buckner (44) in the 2016 Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 2, 2016; San Antonio, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Bram Kohlhausen (6) is sacked by Oregon Ducks defensive end DeForest Buckner (44) in the 2016 Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 31, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Jarran Reed (90) during the game against the Michigan State Spartans in the 2015 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 31, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Jarran Reed (90) during the game against the Michigan State Spartans in the 2015 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

Round 2, Pick 16

Sticking to the defensive side of the ball isn’t a bad thing for the New Orleans Saints during their first two picks. Addressing a defensive line that had some considerable opportunity getting after the quarterback and stopping the run in 2015 feels like a very smart thing to do.

Alabama’s Jarran Reed is the other big anchor on the Crimson Tide defensive line next to A’Shawn Robinson, who is drawing considerable praise. At 6-foot-4, 313 pounds, Reed’s size on the inside would help the Saints abysmal run defense instantly. Reed would find himself eating up blockers on the inside, focusing on stopping running backs at the point of attack.

ESPN’s Todd McShay paired Reed to the Saints in his first mock draft several weeks ago, putting him inside the Top 15. While this may not be the likely spot Reed ultimately goes at, it’s a no brainer to select him if available. I’d be extremely excited to see him paired on the interior with second year defensive tackle Tyeler Davison.

Next: Round 3

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