BBV Community Mock Draft: With 32nd pick, Saints select ...

Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State.

Making the final pick of Round 1 in our Mock Draft is 'GiantsReignSupreme.' He is selecting, of course, for the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints.

Here we are at the 32nd pick. The Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints have a very solid team all around, but like every other team, there's always room for improvement.

I feel that the Saints are in a position where they can draft the best player that's available and also fill a need. The Saints offense is one of the most productive in the league, and they have a steady balance between the run and pass, so I believe that makes defense a priority in the early rounds. The release of Scott Shanle and Fujita going to the Browns leaves a void at linebacker, so Sean Lee from PSU would make a lot of sense here.

The team has also made no effort to resign Darren Sharper, but there's not a safety on the board that is worthy of a first-round selection in my eyes. Odrick can play multiple positions on the D-line and plays a position in need of replacement with the departure of Charles Grant and most likely Anthony Hargrove. Although he better suits the 5 technique in a 3-4 defense, his ability to play DE and DT could be very valuable to a 4-3 team. Defensive mastermind Gregg Williams will no doubt find a way to utilize him to his full potential. Not to mention this guy got invited to the draft, so we can't leave him hanging until the 2nd round!

My take: Pretty good value for the Saints. A guy who could, arguably, be in the discussion for the Giants way up at 15 falls to the Saints at 32. The rich get richer! Odrick may not have the high ceiling of some of the defensive linemen who have already come off the board, but he should be a very good NFL player. By the way, I still want to know who Odrick paid off to get himself an invitation to the draft.

[NOTE: I am not 100% certain we will do a second round in our Mock. Perhaps Wednesday I will post a poll and see what people think.]

POS TEAM PLAYER POS SCHOOL DRAFTER
1 St. Louis Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma Soldier_
2 Detroit Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska soulpower
3 Tampa Bay Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma i_formation27
4 Washington Russell Okung OT Oklahoma State G Fan in England
5 Kansas City Eric Berry S Tennessee ronjohnson
6 Seattle Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame CCE718
7 Cleveland Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma State GreatGatsby
8 Oakland Bruce Campbell OT Maryland Hoyadestroya85
9 Buffalo Dan Williams DT Tennessee The Greek
10 Jacksonville Joe Haden CB Florida jp2y
11 Denver Rolando McClain ILB Alabama NYG_Slater
12 Miami Jerry Hughes DE/OLB Texas Christian sunlion333
13 San Francisco Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa RIPShea
14 Seattle Trent Williams OT Oklahoma Ed V.
15 N.Y. Giants Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Ed Valentine
16 Tennessee Sergio Kindle OLB Texas Json
17 San Francisco Sean Weatherspoon B Missouri RIPShea
18 Pittsburgh Mike Iupati G Idaho ross_stephen
19 Atlanta Brandon Graham DE Michigan daddyzander
20 Houston Jason Pierre-Paul DE South Florida BitterEli
21 Cincinnati Earl Thomas S Texas Woogie526
22 New England Jermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma Ryan Valentine
23 Green Bay C.J. Spiller RB Clemson Dan Luibil
24 Philadelphia Anthony Davis OT Rutgers Bye Dawk
25 Baltimore Kyle Wilson CB Boise State Larry Soprano
26 Arizona Terrence Cody DT Alabama Snipah
27 Dallas Taylor Mays S USC pataroons
28 San Diego Ryan Mathews RB Fresno State hakeemthedream
29 N.Y. Jets Golden Tate WR Notre Dame Brooklyn58
30 Minnesota Devin McCourty CB Rutgers hurikaine
31 Indianapolis Charles Brown OT USC Charles L.
32 New Orleans Jared Odrick DL Penn State GiantsReignSupreme
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