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New Orleans Saints: Dean Mullen’s 2017 Mock Draft 1.0

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October 22, 2016: Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly (10) scrambles out the pocket and tackled by LSU Tigers linebacker Duke Riley (40) during the game between the Ole Miss Rebels and the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, LA. (Photo by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
October 22, 2016: Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly (10) scrambles out the pocket and tackled by LSU Tigers linebacker Duke Riley (40) during the game between the Ole Miss Rebels and the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, LA. (Photo by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

Could the Saints end the streak of not picking an LSU player? The last last time the Black and Gold picked someone from LSU was seven years ago in DT Al Woods. Duke Riley would be a great player to bring in to end that mark. Riley stands at 6-foot-1 and weighs around 230 lbs. He’s projected to go somewhere between the 4th-6th round by Walterfootball.com. Riley had 93 tackles with 1.5 sacks included.

Riley also made seven tackles in the game and looked impressive in the win against the North team 16-15. Riley also was also 6th in tackles in the SEC per game at 7.8. Moreover, He also was a big part in shutting down Louisville in the Citrus Bowl against Louisville.

He had eight tackles and a fumble recovery in the 29-9 win over the Cardinals. Riley’s motor was constantly running at the Senior Bowl practices as well. The Saints would love to have a young guy come in and bring some much needed energy in the middle.

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