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Tyler Raymond’s Favorite 2017 NFL Draft Prospects

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 05: Defensive lineman Taco Charlton of Michigan participates in a drill during day five of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 5, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 05: Defensive lineman Taco Charlton of Michigan participates in a drill during day five of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 5, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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1.) Christian McCaffrey – Stanford

Mar 3, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Stanford Cardinal running back Christian McCaffrey. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 3, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Stanford Cardinal running back Christian McCaffrey. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports /

If the New Orleans Saints want to add a versatile, unique, dynamic running back in the first round, then look no further then Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey. If selected by the New Orleans Saints, McCaffrey would be utilized in a Darren Sproles type of role, and that quite frankly doesn’t surprise me.

Not only does Christian McCaffrey have the play-making ability, but the speed, athleticism, and awareness to thrive in any given system, including in New Orleans. There’s a reason McCaffrey has been rising in draft board the past few weeks. If drafted, expect New Orleans to use their 11th selection on Christian McCaffrey. To view the full analysis I did on McCaffrey, click here. 

2.) Elijah McGuire – UL Lafayette

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 03: Running back Elijah McGuire of Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 03: Running back Elijah McGuire of Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

If New Orleans is looking to add a unique dynamic to the team’s backfield then look no further than Elijah McGuire. Despite being a late-round prospect, McGuire has some serious potential play-making ability. McGuire features several ways to be an asset to any team, including not only his ability to run people over through running the ball but catching passes also. If the Saints have done their research and still need a playmaker at running back then don’t be surprised if the Saints pick up Elijah McGuire in the 6th or 7th round. To view an analysis I did on McGuire in one of my mocks, click here. 

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