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NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Week 16 Brings Massive Trading

Nov 12, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Myles Garrett (15) attempts to sack Mississippi Rebels quarterback Shea Patterson (20) during the second quarter at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 12, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Myles Garrett (15) attempts to sack Mississippi Rebels quarterback Shea Patterson (20) during the second quarter at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 3, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies running back James White (20) is tackled by defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes (47) and defensive lineman Takkarist McKinley (98) and linebacker Jayon Brown (12) during a game at Kyle Field. Texas A&M won in overtime 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 3, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies running back James White (20) is tackled by defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes (47) and defensive lineman Takkarist McKinley (98) and linebacker Jayon Brown (12) during a game at Kyle Field. Texas A&M won in overtime 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports /

player. 15. . DL. UCLA. Takkarist McKinley . 45

With the secondary addressed in the first round, the Saints turn their sights to an ailing pass rush that is in desperate need of help. They don’t need to look any further than UCLA’s Takkarist McKinley. He’s is an athletic freak that possesses a tremendous amount of explosiveness and burst. He is a strong player that relies on his physical skill-set to wear down lineman and get into the backfield. He is far from a finished product, but possesses all of the raw potential and measurables to be a worthwhile project for this defense.

Temple. Dion Dawkins. 46. player. 60. . OT

The Vikings adding more help up front only makes sense, especially with their first pick in this draft. The trend that newly successful teams have started (see Oakland) in focusing on the trenches is going to continue to be the strategy du jour in rebuilding NFL teams. And while Minnesota doesn’t immediately spark thoughts of a rebuilding franchise, they’re still a few pieces away from being a legitimate postseason threat. Hopefully, with health at the skill positions and fresh faces on the offensive front, this team can become a threat in Teddy Bridgewater’s return.