The ‘still early’ New Orleans Saints 7-Round Mock Draft

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Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view as the Tennessee Titans make their pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view as the Tennessee Titans make their pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 19, 2015; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers cornerback Maurice Canady (26) catches the ball in the first half against the William & Mary Tribe at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 19, 2015; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers cornerback Maurice Canady (26) catches the ball in the first half against the William & Mary Tribe at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports /

Round 5, Pick 13

Previous choice: Rees Odhiambo, G, Boise State

With the impending departure of Brandon Browner and the uncertainty of Damian Swann‘s durability, the Saints are going to need to draft another cornerback if they don’t opt for a free agent find. Enter Virginia’s Maurice Canady, a 6-foot-1 prospect who can cover both the outside and slot.

Canady is NFL Draft Scout’s No. 12 rated cornerback. He has exhibited the ability to turn on a dime in coverage, and has good awareness against the run. Canady is more of a press-man coverage defender, and draws to teams for his height and speed. However, Canady does need some work on his technique, and newly hired secondary coach Aaron Glenn could be a great pairing for this Day 3 selection.

Next: Round 7

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