Mock Draft 3.0: Al Dupuy’s 2017 final NFL First Round projection

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In his annual press conference before the NFL Draft, Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said they have a wide range of draft prospects on their board.

I asked him about players with red flags, and Loomis said they take some players off their board at times but would not say if that happened this year.

“I think every year there are red flags on guys. I don’t get the sense that there’s more, significantly more than the past. I think we talk about it a lot more than in the past and you guys talk a lot more about it,” Loomis explained.

There are over 10 high rated prospects with red flags:

Ruben Foster, LB, Alabama — shoulder and diluted sample at the combine
Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan — diluted sample at the combine
Marshone Lattimore, CB, Ohio State — history of hamstring problems
Takk McKinley, OLB, UCLA — shoulder surgery; six-month rehab
Sidney Jones, CB, Washington — torn ACL
Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma — domestic violence
Caleb Brantley, DT, Florida — domestic violence
Jake Butt, TE, Michigan — torn ACL; 8-9 month rehab
Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA — surgery torn pectoral muscle; 4-6 month rehab
Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State — rape allegation


1.Browns Myles Garrett* DE Texas A&M
2. 49ers Solomon Thomas* DE Stanford
3. Bears Jamal Adams* S LSU
4. Jaguars Leonard Fournette* RB LSU
5. Titans (from Rams) Marshone Lattimore* CB Ohio St.
6. Jets Malik Hooker* S Ohio St.
7. Chargers Jonathan Allen DL Alabama
8. Panthers Chistian McCaffrey* RB Stanford
9. Bengals Derek Barnett* DE Tennessee
10. Bills O. J. Howard TE Alabama
11. Saints Taco Charlton DE Michigan
12. Browns (from Eagles) DeShaun Watson* QB Clemson
13. Cardinals Mike Williams* WR Clemson
14. Eagles (from Vikings) Marlon Humphrey* CB Alabama
15. Colts Hasson Redick OLB Temple
16. Ravens Ryan Ramczyk OT Wisconsin
17. Redskins Zach Cunninghan* LB Vanderbilt
18. Titans Cam Robinson* OT Alabama
19. Buccaneers Carl Lawson* DE Auburn
20. Broncos Delvin Cook* RB Florida St.
21. Lions Gareon Conley* CB Ohio St.
22. Dolphins Forrest Lamp OG Western Kentucky
23. Giants Ruben Foster LB Alabama
24. Raiders Garrett Bolles* OT Utah
25. Texans Mitch Trubisky* QB North Carolina
26. Seahawks Corey Davis WR Western Michigan
27. Chiefs Adoree Jackson* CB USC
28. Cowboys Takk McKinley OLB UCLA
29. Packers Jabrill Peppers* S/LB Michigan
30. Steelers Pat Mahomes* QB Texas Tech
31. Falcons Jordan Willis DE Kansas St.
32. Saints Tre’Davious White CB LSU
Saints picks:
Round 2 # 42 Obi Melifonwu S Uconn
Round 3 # 76 Dede Westbrook WR Oklahoma
Round 3 # 103 Nathan Peterman QB Pittsburgh
Round 6 # 196 Elijah McGuire RB Louisiana Lafayette
Round 7 # 229 Damien Mama* OG/OT USC
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Al Dupuy

Al Dupuy

sportsNOLA's NFL Draft Expert

Al was born in Plaquemine, La., and moved to New Orleans when he was 6 years old. He grew up on Tulane Ave. two blocks from Pelican Stadium and became interested in sports at an early age. He went to Sacred Heart School on Canal St. and attended both East Jefferson and Jesuit High Schools. After graduation, Al received a certificate for completing the Dale Carnegie Sales Course before becoming a Permanent Group Leader for DCSC. Al then became a Retail Sales Manager for a food broker. Dupuy grew up attending Tulane games as a kid, getting into Tulane Stadium…

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