2020 NFL Mock Draft: 10 high-profile prospects for the New Orleans Saints

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Justin Jefferson #2 of the LSU Tigers runs with the ball after a 56-yard pass from Joe Burrow during the second quarter of the College Football Playoff National Championship game against the Clemson Tigers at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The LSU Tigers topped the Clemson Tigers, 42-25. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Justin Jefferson #2 of the LSU Tigers runs with the ball after a 56-yard pass from Joe Burrow during the second quarter of the College Football Playoff National Championship game against the Clemson Tigers at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The LSU Tigers topped the Clemson Tigers, 42-25. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) /
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Patrick Queen, LB, LSU

Patrick Queen has been a late addition to the New Orleans Saints radar because of the need that the Saints have for a linebacker. Patrick Queen could fit in perfectly to the core the Saints have already established.

In three years, the junior from LSU totaled 131 tackles, 17.5 of which were for a loss, four sacks, and one interception. Those don’t jump out as starting NFL linebacker numbers, but Queen has potential far above that.

Queen is a natural-born leader at the inside linebacker position. He does a great job of helping others shift in defenses while covering his own assignment as well. Queen does present as a smaller linebacker which could be a problem.

However, his athleticism allows him to match up with bigger tight ends and compete at the point of the catch. He is one of those players who will fit in and immediately start making plays even if it is off of the bench.

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