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2015 BBV Community Mock Draft: Saints select Randy Gregory, DE/OLB, Nebraska at 13

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The Saints' defensive renovations continue with Randy Gregory

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The thirteenth pick of the 2015 Big Blue View Community Mock Draft is in:

The Pick:

13) New Orleans Saints

GM - #56 4Life

Pick - Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska

Explanation

I know everyone is talking about his failed drug tests, but how could I not go with the player that I have ranked #2 overall in terms of talent? And it doesn't hurt that the Saints need to get to the passer more often, and Gregory would be a perfect piece in Rob Ryan's defensive scheme. Putting Randy Gregory on the opposite side of Junior Galette, and possibly even behind Cameron Jordan, is too appealing to pass up, even with the aforementioned character concerns. Trae Waynes was my second pick here, since Browner seems like he's going to simply be a stopgap for the Saints, but Gregory was just too high on my board.

Raptor's View

This is a definite risk/reward pick. If it pays off, the Saints get one of the, if not the, most talented pass rushers in the whole draft, and a legitimate steal. If it doesn't pay off and Gregory can't overcome his bad habits, this could set their already troubled defense back considerably. The Saints seem to be undergoing a philosophic shift this offseason, and upgrading a defense that has been terrible two of the last three years seems to be a big part of it.

The combination of talent and potential scheme fit makes this a great pick if it pans out for the Saints.

The Miami Dolphins are officially On The Clock

The Picks So Far

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Jameis Winston (QB, FSU) - Full Story
  2. Tennessee Titans - Marcus Mariota (QB, Oregon) - Full Story
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars - Leonard Williams (DL, USC) - Full Story
  4. Oakland Raiders - Amari Cooper (WR, Alabama) - Full Story
  5. Washington Redskins - Dante Fowler Jr. (DE/OLB, Florida) - Full Story
  6. New York Jets - Kevin White (WR, WVU) - Full Story
  7. Chicago Bears - Vic Beasley (OLB, Clemson) - Full Story
  8. Atlanta Falcons - Alvin "Bud" Dupree  (DE/OLB, Kentucky) - Full Story
  9. New York Giants - DeVante Parker (WR, Louisville) - Full Story
  10. St. Louis Rams - Brandon Scherff (OL, Iowa) - Full Story
  11. Minnesota Vikings - Andrus Peat (OT, Stanford) - Full Story
  12. Cleveland Browns - Danny Shelton (DT, Washington) - Full Story
  13. New Orleans Saints - Randy Gregory (DE/OLB, Nebraska)