New Orleans Saints Mock Draft: Black and Gold Reloaded

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Sep 13, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins defensive lineman Kenny Clark (97) sacks Texas Longhorns quarterback Tyrone Swoopes (18) during the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 13, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins defensive lineman Kenny Clark (97) sacks Texas Longhorns quarterback Tyrone Swoopes (18) during the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports /
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Bronson Kaufusi
Dec 19, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Brigham Young Cougars defensive lineman Bronson Kaufusi (90) tackles Utah Utes running back Joe Williams (28) in the Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium. Utah defeated BYU 35-28. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

Round 3, Pick 78

Yes, another defensive player.  If you watched the New Orleans Saints defense last year, then you know why.  Bronson Kaufusi is a flashy player and sometimes makes outstanding plays, but sometimes you don’t really notice him. However, the guy has a motor and never gives up.

He’s a tall and long pass rusher who is not afraid to hit someone.  Standing at 6-foot-6, 285 pounds, he is a load from the end position.  You can really see how long he is when he sheds blocks and how athletic he is when he comes off the edge.

He is a former basketball player and his dad is a defensive line coach.  Both are huge pluses when it comes to scouting a player.  Sometimes Kaufusi drops in coverage and gets lost, but I would expect him to stay on the line of scrimmage and just rush the passer most of the time.

I think he could help the defensive line at rushing the passer and at run stuffing.  A big, athletic, and high-motored defensive end who has a lot of different pass rushing moves and doesn’t shy away from contact is exactly what the New Orleans Saints need to help their defense get better.

Next: Round 4

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