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Old 05-13-2016, 06:04 PM   #1
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NFL.com: Projecting top 100 NFL rookies of 2016

4. DT Sheldon Rankins, New Orleans Saints: The Saints had the second-worst run defense in the NFL last year. The need was clear, and Sean Payton has suggested Rankins can be an every-down player. His quickness as a pass rusher was evident at the Reese's Senior Bowl in January.

15. WR Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints: Putting Thomas together with Drew Brees can be as dynamic a pairing as any combination of veteran quarterback and drafted receiver.

23. S Vonn Bell, New Orleans Saints: Bell can play well in coverage as a safety, and not just zone coverage; he can match up. That's why he was a steal for New Orleans at No. 61 overall.


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We have not had a DT described as a pass rusher in a long time. If he can play every down that is a bonus
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Pretty damn good draft IMO!
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I just hope that Rankins can provide us with sufficient push up the middle.
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Not a bad draft. Those aren't the only impact players we got during or immediately after the draft. Come on training camp.
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