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Dayton Brown’s Saints Mock Draft 1.0

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Dec 18, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Saints defeated the Cardinals 48-41. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 18, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Saints defeated the Cardinals 48-41. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 23, 2016; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Louisiana Tech Bulldogs wide receiver Carlos Henderson (1) catches a touchdown pass against Navy Midshipmen cornerback Tyris Wooten (17) in the second quarter at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 23, 2016; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Louisiana Tech Bulldogs wide receiver Carlos Henderson (1) catches a touchdown pass against Navy Midshipmen cornerback Tyris Wooten (17) in the second quarter at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /

Round 3, Pick 76: Carlos Henderson, WR, Louisiana Tech

Henderson may be the perfect replacement for recently-traded wide receiver Brandin Cooks. Henderson is certainly the most elusive prospect in the draft: he led all NCAA receivers last season in missed tackles forced (48). Who Dat Dish’s very own Dean Mullen had the pleasure to see Henderson in person at Louisiana Tech’s pro day. He, like many scouts and GMs, was blown away. Henderson isn’t projected as a first or second round pick for two reasons. The first is

Henderson isn’t projected as a first or second round pick for two reasons. The first is lack of competition he faced at Tech, but we’ve seen players prosper even after facing lowly college competition (Antonio Brown and Carson Wentz are two big examples). The second is his lack of great route running due to shorter strides. Both of these factors can be improved upon over time. Henderson’s quickness, elusiveness and hands should turn on the Saints front office, and a call should be made to the receiver if he is available when the Saints are on the clock.

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