Tyler Raymond’s Seven Round Saints Mock Draft 3.0

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ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 26: Taco Charlton #33 of the Michigan Wolverines in action against the BYU Cougars during a game at Michigan Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Cougars 31-0. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 26: Taco Charlton #33 of the Michigan Wolverines in action against the BYU Cougars during a game at Michigan Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Cougars 31-0. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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The Saints with their final selection find a dynamic running back to bolster their offense.

Reason For Selection: 

With the New Orleans Saints now only having 5 running backs on their roster, (Mark Ingram, John Kuhn, Daniel Lasco, Travaris Cadet and Marcus Murphy), expect someone to be brought in for competition purposes. Since the absence of Tim Hightower who went to the San Francisco 49ers, and the longing for a true Darren Sproles type back, it honestly wouldn’t surprise me to see the Saints take a look at Elijah McGuire.

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) /

What Elijah McGuire Brings To The Saints: 

Elijah, if drafted by the Saints, would bring a unique dynamic to the Saints running back group. Not only does McGuire provide a dynamic hard hitting, powerful aspect the Saints once had with Tim Hightower, but McGuire can also catch passes out of the backfield too.

If given the opportunity, all that can be said is Elijah McGuire won’t let you nor his team down. If given the opportunity, the running back will absolutely succeed. McGuire shows good awareness as far as what gap to hit when rushing, generally carries the ball well and has proficient speed. Even better, Elijah is a hard hitter who will attempt to take you down in the process of gaining more yards. Overall, Elijah McGuire is definitely a prospect taking a look at, and if you look at the way Drew Brees utilizes players, I’m sure the Saints would find a use for the athlete.

That’s what we’ve got. Let us know what you think.

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