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2015 NFL Mock Draft: New Orleans Saints Select Brandon Scherff

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Onward we go to the thirteenth selection in this year's Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft, and with it we have virtual GM Austin Blanch and the New Orleans Saints. This is the first of two selections in the first round for New Orleans, as they'll also be selecting down at #31. But, first thing's first, let's see who Mr. Blanch has the Saints taking with this selection.

With the thirteenth pick in the 2015 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft, the New Orleans Saints select. . .

Brandon Scherff, offensive tackle, University of Iowa

There's a short explanation from Austin as to why this selection was made, but it's pretty to the point.

Ben Grubbs is 31 and Jahri Evans will be 32 at the start of the season. Scherff has the flexibility to play guard or tackle at the next level and should keep Drew Brees upright while plowing holes in the run game.

(Grubbs was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs for a fifth-round pick after Austin had submitted his pick.)

My Thoughts

With the trade of Grubbs to the Chiefs, this pick makes even more sense for New Orleans. Their window is closing pretty rapidly, since Brees isn't getting any younger, and they need to do what they can to keep him upright. As Austin mentioned, Scherff has the flexibility to play either guard (where he'd likely start out for the Saints) or tackle, and they could use the bodies up front at this point. Pretty solid selection, in my opinion.

What do you think of the selection, folks?

Pick Team General Manager Pick
1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers kwarren3 Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
2 Tennessee Titans BVB fan Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
3 Jacksonville Jaguars n s Leonard Williams, DT, Southern Cal
4 Oakland Raiders DrivableGuide9 Dante Fowler, DE, Florida
5 Washington Redskins tep4 Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson
6 New York Jets cycloneallnightlong Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
7 Chicago Bears lateefthetruthspeaker Danny Shelton, DT, Washington
8 Atlanta Falcons berg03 Alvin Dupree, DE, Kentucky
9 New York Giants thecraphead Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska
10 St. Louis Rams VikesFanatic La'el Collins, OL, LSU
11 Minnesota Vikings e.vogel15 Marcus Peters, CB, Washington
12 Cleveland Browns Wayne Joseph Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
13 New Orleans Saints Austin Blanch Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa
14 Miami Dolphins SkolChad
15 San Francisco 49ers Malte
16 Houston Texans Vikes4lyfe
17 San Diego Chargers MDFDisc
18 Kansas City Chiefs Zach_The_Gamecock
19 Cleveland Browns (from Buffalo) Wayne Joseph
20 Philadelphia Eagles AVeazey24
21 Cincinnati Bengals misterloveSKOL
22 Pittsburgh Steelers Typically Lazy
23 Detroit Lions just_rob
24 Arizona Cardinals Siberia101
25 Carolina Panthers SweetTooth
26 Baltimore Ravens lmoe12
27 Dallas Cowboys paulser21
28 Denver Broncos SpencerN
29 Indianapolis Colts CCNorseman
30 Green Bay Packers CCHOF5yearstoolate
31 New Orleans Saints (from Seattle) Austin Blanch
32 New England Patriots raging_cloner