Dayton Brown’s Saints’ Mock Draft 3.0

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Oct 4, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; The Mercedes-Benz Superdome before the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Dallas Cowboys. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 4, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; The Mercedes-Benz Superdome before the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Dallas Cowboys. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports /
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The 2017 Draft is upon us. The New Orleans Saints could get an early jump at competing for the Super Bowl depending on their seven selections.

Here we are. The pinnacle viewing of the NFL offseason has arrived. The draft is upon us, and every fan around the world has dreams waiting to be realized. Or crushed. And, due to first-hand experience, it seems as though New Orleans Saints fans sit on that fine line between met expectations and dashed hopes.

A busy free agency period for New Orleans, however, has tilted the scale in favor of greater hope. Formerly the number one back in the NFL, Adrian Peterson signed a 2-year deal with the Saints earlier this week. Players such as Manti Te’o, AJ Klein and Alex Okafor were signed to improve the defense. To top it off, returning players like Nick Fairley and Sterling Moore retain key, veteran role players.

Now, with two first round picks and 5 total in the first two days, the Saints can shore up enough help on defense (and for Drew Brees) to make a title run. But it’s much easier said than done. That’s why this draft is so important: it’s so tough to get it right. Building a Super Bowl-contending roster takes time and a bit of luck. It can never happen overnight, and only a few have been lucky to execute the feat properly.

I think Mickey Loomis, Sean Payton and Jeff Ireland can kickstart that journey these next three days (especially today) of the NFL Draft. This Mock Draft for the Saints’ 7 picks is my final and most thoroughly-researched Mock. Without further ado, here is who I believe the Saints should select tonight in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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