1.) Reuben Foster – Alabama
If the Saints managed to acquire Reuben Foster in the draft, it would honestly be amazing. Arguably the best linebacker in this class, Reuben Foster succeeded in Alabama and will continue to do so as he transitions into the professional level. Foster is an intelligent athlete who not only has natural instincts, hits hard and has great ball recognition. His communication skills help him succeed, and overall Foster could play a vital role in any struggling defense. In one of my mock drafts, I had the New Orleans Saints selecting Reuben Foster with the 11th overall selection. To read my full analysis on Foster, check that out here.
2.) Haason Reddick – Temple
If the term versatility, which means being capable of many uses, could be personified it would look something like Haason Reddick. Reddick’s impressive ability to not only rush the edge successfully but hold his own in coverage makes Reddick very intriguing. Versatility is something teams savor, and an athlete like Reddick doesn’t come around often. Beyond his ability to thrive in multiple situations on the defense, Reddick is also generally athletic, strong and capable, making him a sure fire pick for New Orleans. Reddick could end up playing multiple roles, and truly being an impactful player for whatever team he gets drafted by. Expect the Saints to select Haason Reddick with the 11th overall pick if drafted by the team.