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Tyler Raymond’s Seven-Round Saints Mock Draft 2.0

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SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Detailed view of a New Orleans Saints helmet on the sidelines during the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on November 6, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. The New Orleans Saints defeated the San Francisco 49ers 41-23. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Detailed view of a New Orleans Saints helmet on the sidelines during the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on November 6, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. The New Orleans Saints defeated the San Francisco 49ers 41-23. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** /
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Despite the moderate depth at the cornerback position in this year’s draft class, selecting a cornerback at #32 solves a lot of issues for the Saints.

Originally I would have mocked Washington’s Corner Sidney Jones here, but after the devastating leg injury that’ll most likely cause his stock to fall, I had to improvise.

Reason For Selection: Cornerback has slowly crept its way into becoming a serious need for the Saints. The uncertainty of the current Saints cornerbacks coming back from injury is a nagging concern the team most definitely has to worry about.

As great as the potential as this defense has come next season, I personally don’t want it squandered from unhealthy or unproductive cornerbacks. So with the Saints second first round pick, the organization finds a stud cornerback that’ll do wonders for the team.

Giving New Orleans another cornerback puts the uncertainty to rest. If there was ever any uncertainty looming with the secondary to begin with.

BATON ROUGE, LA – OCTOBER 01: Tre’Davious White #18 of the LSU Tigers reacts after an interception against the Missouri Tigers at Tiger Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LA – OCTOBER 01: Tre’Davious White #18 of the LSU Tigers reacts after an interception against the Missouri Tigers at Tiger Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

What Tre’Davious White Brings To The Saints: Let me start off by saying what could be a better pairing than a could have been LSU great, Delvin Breaux, with an already great LSU Tiger, Tre’Davious White.

The former ball-hawking LSU corner provides a new athletic, versatile body in Black and Gold. With LSU, White totaled 167 tackles (111 solo tackles), 11 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, 6 interceptions, and 34 passes defended against.

White dominates the field. It quite honestly doesn’t matter who he’s matched up against. White knows what he’s capable of, what he succeeds at, and just plays to his strengths. One trait of his that I’m personally fond of is his knack for locating the ball and making plays for his team. White not only reads opposing quarterbacks passes well, but he identifies where the ball is headed and acts on his instincts.

Tre’Davious White was a key playmaker for LSU, and will continue to do so when he reaches the National Football League. White is a gifted corner, with great athleticism, cover skills, and the right mentality. A Saint or not, I’m rooting for him as he transitions to the professional level.

With the 10th pick in the 2nd round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints select …

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