SB Nation New York 2011 NFL Mock Draft: With 24th Pick, New Orleans Selects ...

Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois.

The best value on the board currently for the New Orleans Saints. New Orleans tried to trade for Barry Cofield of the New York Giants a year ago, unsuccessfully. They signed free agent defensive tackle Shaun Rogers already, but he is only a short-term help and tackle still could use an upgrade.

Draft Countdown says Liuget  "Profiles as a one-gapping three-technique in even front --- A talented, up-and-coming player who is just realizing what it takes to maximize  immense potential and best football is still to come.

The Saints could do a number of other things here. Most analysts see New Orleans biggest need as defensive end, and Adrian Clayborn of Iowa is still available here. Muhammad Wilkerson of Temple is another intriguing player for this slot, a 6-foot-4, 315-pounder who could play defensive tackle or possibly even at an end spot.

So, the Saints have some options here. Liuget, though, seems like the safest one.

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