Round 2, Pick 16
Previous choice: Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama
Again, I feel the need to go to the defensive side of the ball with the team’s first two picks. The only defensive tackle I feel comfortable with going into 2016 is Tyeler Davison, who I peg as a breakout candidate for the new season. Luckily, Alabama’s Jarran Reed was there again for the black and gold in this particular mock draft.
At 6-foot-4, 313 pounds, Reed’s size on the interior line would help improve the Saints run defense instantly. Reed is no stranger to taking on blockers on the inside, which allows him to focus on stopping running backs at the point of attack. He has the speed to become a better pass rusher, and could really use his size to achieve more. However, there’s no guarantee that he’ll be there on Day 2.
Next: Round 3