2016 NFL Mock Draft: 1st Edition

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Apr 18, 2015; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman A Shawn Robinson (86) during the A-day game at Bryant Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

8. New Orleans Saints- A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama

The New Orleans Saints used this past offseason to get more physical by bringing in players like Max Unger and Brandon Browner. Expect that trend to continue and A’Shawn Robinson would be a great fit for this strategy.

Robinson is a power player who excels at stuffing the run. His ability to roll his hips into the blocker, generate a jolt and make plays away from his frame is what makes him so impactful.

He’d look great lining up alongside Cameron Jordan. That combination would make it really tough for opposing offenses to move the football on the ground. If the Saints want to become a more physically dominant team then they couldn’t go wrong by adding Robinson.

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