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Saints in position to land a second-round bargain

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 Arkansas' Hunter Henry (84) is considered a second-round pick.
SAMANTHA BAKER/ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas' Hunter Henry (84) is considered a second-round pick. AP

The New Orleans Saints will have their choice of talented players in the second round of the NFL Draft on Friday.

The Saints (7-9 last year) hold the 47th overall selection, 15 picks into the second round.

By the time New Orleans picks, these players could be available:

Mississippi State defensive tackle Chris Jones: The Saints would be getting a player many expected to go late in Round One.

Alabama defensive lineman A'Shawn Robinson: Robinson played a key role in Alabama's national championship run last season. His stock dropped because he's considered a run-stopper, not a pass rusher.

Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland: Once considered a mid-first-round pick, Ragland slipped into round two because of an enlarged aorta, the NFL Network reported Thursday.

Alabama defensive lineman Jarran Reed: The former East Mississippi Community College standout is built similar to Robinson and viewed as a run-stopper.

Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry: If Reed, Ragsdale and Robinson are off the board, the Saints may opt for one of the draft's top tight ends.

Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook: Many draft observers have speculated New Orleans taking the heir apparent to Drew Brees. Cook is considered the best quarterback available and an upgrade over Garrett Grayson, last year's third-round pick.

UCLA linebacker Myles Jack: Jack is considered a Top five talent, but a knee injury has scared teams away. The Saints could draft Jack and give him a chance to heal and work his way into the starting lineup.

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