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
|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|