2016 NFL Mock Draft 7.0: Surprise at Number Nine
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A mini-run on Clemson Tigers could happen here as the Saints look to add some outside pressure to team up with their newly signed interior presence – Nick Fairley.
Shaq Lawson is the second member of a terrorizing duo which led the ACC Champion Tigers to the National Championship game. With the talent to drop down into a 4-3 defensive end position when needed, Lawson will be better suited in the Saints’ 3-4 look as an outside linebacker.
Following a dramatic slide (29th to Arizona) in my previous mock draft, this pick shows the lengths a player can fall when a few dominoes tip differently.
Previous Pick: Kevin Dodd – DE – Clemson
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