NFL Scouting Combine: 10 defensive linemen for New Orleans Saints to eye

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Dec 5, 2015; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears defensive tackle Andrew Billings (75) rushes against the Texas Longhorns during the first quarter at McLane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 5, 2015; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears defensive tackle Andrew Billings (75) rushes against the Texas Longhorns during the first quarter at McLane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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The New Orleans Saints will have a ton of players to watch at the NFL Scouting Combine in late February, particularly on the defensive line.

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Feb 22, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Southern California Trojans defensive lineman Leonard Williams stretches during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports /

Aside from pro days and other workouts, players from the incoming rookie class have one more giant opportunity to impress NFL coaches and scouts before draft day arrives at the end of April.  The 2016 NFL Scouting Combine will be held Feb. 23-29 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

In a class loaded to the brim with intriguing talent from round one to the seventh and final round, the New Orleans Saints will have a chance to make the proper upgrades and/or depth adjustments needed to get the once-feared organization back on a winning track.  They’ve turned in three losing seasons in the last four years.

The scouting combine is the perfect place to both evaluate talent on the field and analyze players from a personal perspective to get a good measure of character before teams take a gamble during the selection process.

For the New Orleans Saints, loading up on both talent and character is ideal.  Head coach Sean Payton and company will be looking to repeat their success after hitting in the 2015 NFL Draft.  They’ll have their chance to evaluate players from every position in accordance to the combine schedule.

2016 NFL Scouting Combine Workout Schedule:

Friday, Feb. 26 – Running backs, offensive line, special teams
Saturday, Feb. 27 – Quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends
Sunday, Feb. 28 – Defensive line, linebackers
Monday, Feb. 29 – Defensive backs

The combine will kick off in just under two weeks.  And again, there will be a surplus of talent there, but today, we focus on first and second-round talent.  With that being said, I kick off my series with some defensive linemen the Saints should keep an eye on Sunday, February 28.

(Note: These players are in no particular order)

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