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2014 NN community mock draft: With the 58th pick, the New Orleans Saints select ...

The 2014 Niners Nation NFL mock draft is off and running. We move on to the New Orleans Saints, courtesy of user Roy_from_Israel.

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We're back for the 58th pick of the 2014 Niners Nation Community Mock Draft. You can see previous picks below in the draft table. You can also follow the mock draft board through this story stream.

With the 58th pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, Roy_from_Israel and the New Orleans Saints select Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson. Here are his thoughts on the pick:

Continuing my draft strategy from the first pick, I want to add the player who will have the most impact for my team. In the first round I addressed the need for pass rusher, I still have a huge hole at CB (Champ Bailey is not a long term solution) and needs at WR and, as pointed to me in the comments of the first round pick, G/C. The players I target at those positions are Breeland, Paul Richardson, Jared Abbrederis, Keith McGill and David Yankey, luckily, all of them are still available. For those of you wondering, I'm not that high on Moncrief (at least not in the 2nd round) and I think that Richardson and Abbrederis are better players. It's just my personal opinion and I'm not claiming to be an expert.

I think all of those players present great value here and would make a nice impact right away. Restating my case from the 1st round pick I think that the passing offense will be just fine since Meachem was resigned and would probably be the no. 2 wideout. Also, as I said before, as long as Brees is the QB there is not much to worry about. Unless for some reason one of the 6 projected 1st round WR's would fall all the way to this place the pick should be at a different position, so once again I'm passing on a WR. Moving on to Breeland, McGill and Yankey. I Watched the film of both Breeland and McGill, and in my opinion Breeland is definitely the better player. He's better at coverage and also is a much more aggressive player. McGill has a Richard Sherman frame but he plays like a guy with Verrett's size. He's not aggressive in the run game, not a very good tackler and has tough time shedding blockers even if they are WR's with smaller frame then his.

Now we are left with Breeland and Yankey. I must confess that my "scouting" skills are not good enough to compare a CB with a Guard and determine who is better. What I do know is that Breeland plays in a more important position and therefore he presents greater value then Yankey. That is why Breeland gets the nod.

By the way, if I go strictly BPA it would be Richardson but he would probably be a 3rd/4th WR and also has a very similar skillset to Kenny Stills so he'll have a hard time to make significant impact in year 1.

Trevor Woods: Breeland is rough around the edges and will go through growing pains at first, but he is put into a good situation, able to learn a thing or two from Champ Bailey. As of now, he needs to put weight onto his frame and become more physical, while also refining his technique. I like the pick of cornerback here, as Bailey could be "done" and the Saints will need depth at corner if that is the case.

Nick Chiamardas: The Saints signed an aging Champ Bailey who may move exclusively into the slot. Breeland gives them a lanky corner capable of playing right away. Had Breeland stuck around school for one more year he may have been one of the first corners taken in next year's draft.

Round 1



Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina [Full Story]


El Shorts Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn [Full Story]


9er4life22 Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville [Full Story]


Boss Clifford Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson [Full Story]


Mark Balliet Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M [Full Story]


CheekeeMunkee Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo [Full Story]


TopFlightSecurity Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M [Full Story]


Hoopers Judge Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida [Full Story]


jmart7 Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina [Full Story]


germinator Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA [Full Story]


49feelinfine Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State [Full Story]


superk0725 Taylor Lewan, OL, Michigan [Full Story]


El Shorts Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama [Full Story]


BryKno Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh [Full Story]


SigepPT49er C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama [Full Story]


Mira Loma Maulers Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M [Full Story]


JMichael39 Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State [Full Story]


Desert Dog Runner Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State [Full Story]


albert.55 Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame [Full Story]


MidnightSpecial Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville [Full Story]


Rowingdave Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State [Full Story]


MisterEclectic Jason Verrett, CB, TCU [Full Story]


Rowingdave Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU [Full Story]


BearAKA Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech [Full Story]


CraigRED&GOLD Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame [Full Story]


Boss Clifford Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State [Full Story]


Roy_from_Israel Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri [Full Story]


dave.bocchino Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State [Full Story]


49ersCusefan Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State [Full Story]


Tre9er Dee Ford, DE/OLB, Auburn [Full Story]


ak4niner Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA [Full Story]


timmyg24 Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia [Full Story]

Round 2

1. (33)

wiseguy545 Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois [Full Story]

2. (34)

THETONY#1 Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama [Full Story]

3. (35)

Boss Clifford Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State [Full Story]

4. (36)

Mark Balliett Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU [Full State]

5. (37)


Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State [Full State]

6. (38)

TopFlightSecurity Marqise Lee, WR, USC [Full Story]

7. (39)

9er4life22 Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech [Full Story]

8. (40)

Hoopers Judge Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois [Full Story]

9. (41)

jmart7 Lamarcus Joyner, CB, Florida State [Full Story]

10. (42)

49feelinfine Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech [Full Story]

11. (43)

superk0725 Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State [Full Story]

12. (44)

El Shorts Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt [Full Story]

13. (45)

germinator Cody Latimer, WR, WR, Indiana [Full Story]

14. (46)

SigepPT49er Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State [Full Story]

15. (47)

Mira Loma Maulers Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State [Full Story]

16. (48)

JMichael39 Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State [Full Story]

17. (49)

Desert Dog Runner Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood [Full Story]

18. (50)

albert.55 Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin [Full Story]

19. (51)

BryKno Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska [Full Story]

20. (52)

MidnightSpecial Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota [Full Story]

21. (53)

Rowingdave Joel Bitonio, OL, Nevada [Full Story]

22. (54)

MisterEclectic Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson [Full Story]

23. (55)

BearAKA Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State [Full Story]

24. (56)

Tre9er Phillip Gaines, CB, Rice [Full Story]

25. (57)

CraigRED&GOLD Ka'Deem Carey, RB, Arizona [Full Story]

26. (58)

Roy_from_Israel Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson [Full Story]

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