The Saints drafted injury-risk Hau'oli Kikaha in the second round of the 2015 draft. Even if he pans out, the team will need another pass-rusher to put pressure on the many talented quarterbacks in the NFC South.
Pick change; previously Leonard Floyd, DE/OLB
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Rd. 2, Pk. 17
Josh Augusta, DT/NT, Missouri
There have been rumors about Cameron Jordan being traded, but the Saints didn't bother addressing the defensive end position in the draft.
The Saints land a nose tackle to replace Brodrick Bunkley who turns 32 during the 2015 season.
Robinson (6-4, 320) recorded 49 tackles with 7.5 tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and two passes batted in his sophomore season. In 2013 as a freshman, he was too good to keep on the sideline. Robinson was an impact defender for the Crimson Tide with 38 tackles, eight tackles for a loss and 5.5 sacks. He's quick for his size and very strong. Robinson could be the best defensive lineman who Alabama has had since Marcel Dareus.
Pick change; previously Su'a Cravens, LB/S
Rd. 2, Pk. 14
Vadal Alexander, G, LSU
The Saints traded away Ben Grubbs and could use a guard to replace him.
The 6-foot-6, 342-pound Alexander is a massive blocker who can blast open holes at the point of attack. He played well in 2014 as an impact run-blocker and reliable pass-protector. Returning for his senior year and possibly moving to left tackle to replace La'el Collins was Alexander's best move. Guard is his long-term home in the NFL, but the extra time could help him to develop as a pass-blocker and impress NFL teams if he has a quality senior year at left tackle.
Alexander started out his career at right tackle in 2012. LSU wisely moved him inside to guard for 2013, where the sophomore had a big jump in his play. Alexander was a road-grading guard for the Tigers in 2013.