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2017 NFL Mock Draft: New Orleans Saints Select DT Jonathan Allen at No. 11

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With the 11th pick in the 2017 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the New Orleans Saints select...

Jonathan Allen, DT, Alabama

The selection and write-up were made by makeaplay59:

This would be a great pick for the Saints, as long as the medicals check out. From what I have been able to find, his shoulders should not be a problem in the near future, and the potential risk is worth the reward at pick 11.

This pick fits both Best Player Available and need. The Saints are a top five offense, but their bottom 5 defense keeps them from making the playoffs consistently.

Allen would improve the Saints' d-line rotation of Cameron Jordan, Nick Fairley, and Sheldon Rankins (although another edge rusher would help too). He can play inside and out, and is outstanding both against the run as well as an interior pass rusher. His great motor and consistent play would help the struggling Saints defense tremendously.

Pokorny: There was a point when Allen was a toss-up for the No. 1 pick between he and Myles Garrett. Then, it seemed likely he’d go Top-2. Then it became Top-5. Now we’re seeing whether he can even make the Top 10. Hardly any mock drafts have him going to the Saints, but that seems like more of a byproduct that they don’t quite think he’ll fall this far. If he does, it’s a good addition for a Saints defense that hasn’t been able to master the game of defense for a long time.

The Cleveland Browns are up next, led by mrwhitman.

2017 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Cleveland Browns Menocu DE Myles Garrett
2 San Francisco 49ers unoservix S Malik Hooker
3 Chicago Bears CTBuckeye DE Solomon Thomas
4 Jacksonville Jaguars UberTater RB Leonard Fournette
5 Tennessee Titans npchristman CB Marshon Lattimore
6 New York Jets jdreyfuss S Jamal Adams
7 Los Angeles Chargers unoservix S Jabrill Peppers
8 Carolina Panthers MConley17 TE O.J. Howard
9 Cincinnati Bengals Mudville DE Derek Barnett
10 Buffalo Bills The Bottom! WR Mike Williams
11 New Orleans Saints makeaplay59 DT Jonathan Allen
12 Cleveland Browns mrwhitman QB Mitch Trubisky
13 Arizona Cardinals Crawford_T WR Corey Davis
14 Philadelphia Eagles Gin_and_Tonic CB Gareon Conley
15 Indianapolis Colts fjblessi ILB Reuben Foster
16 Baltimore Ravens Suppa Bob DE Taco Charlton
17 Washington Redskins OhioCityBrownsBeliever LB Haason Reddick
18 Tennessee Titans Legoman0721 WR John Ross
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ezweav S Obi Melifonwu
20 Denver Broncos poultman OT Ryan Ramczyk
21 Detroit Lions Mean Ol' Pete LB Zach Cunningham
22 Miami Dolphins anthszabo DE Charles Harris
23 New York Giants impulseCTRLissues OT Cam Robinson
24 Oakland Raiders Ghenry518 ILB Raekwon McMillan
25 Houston Texans Darth_Batman QB Deshaun Watson
26 Seattle Seahawks michael.hamper OT Garett Bolles
27 Kansas City Chiefs The Beast Mode QB Pat Mahomes
28 Dallas Cowboys Matt Wood CB Tre'Davious White
29 Green Bay Packers Robo Dawg RB Christian McCaffrey
30 Pittsburgh Steelers fj holden CB Kevin King
31 Atlanta Falcons BrianB77 OL Forrest Lamp
32 New Orleans Saints troy145 RB Dalvin Cook
33 Cleveland Browns Ike5 S Budda Baker