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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Blogger mock: Jarvis Jones to Saints

By Pat Yasinskas

I went into ESPN.com’s blog network mock draft knowing I wanted to get a pass-rusher for the New Orleans Saints at No. 15 overall.

Mission accomplished. I chose Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones.

I had some other backup plans in place, but I went into the draft focusing on Jones and LSU’s Barkevious Mingo. I was torn between the two, but the decision to take Jones was made easy because Mingo came off the board before the Saints got on the clock.

I feel good about the Jones pick because I think he brings a skill set that will fit nicely in coordinator Rob Ryan’s defensive scheme. Jones can rush the passer from the edge and the Saints desperately need to improve their pass rush.

I know the Saints also could use some help at cornerback. But I think that adding Jones and his pass-rushing skills make the cornerbacks already on the roster much better.