Mayock says Saints should draft OL in first round

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80), left, and New Orleans Saints center Brian De La Puente (60) celebrate with New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore (16) as he scores a touchdown in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Penn. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80), left, and New Orleans Saints center Brian De La Puente (60) celebrate with New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore (16) as he scores a touchdown in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Penn. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.

Two days before the scouting combine in Indianapolis begins in earnest, NFL Media’s Mike Mayock thinks the Saints should select an offensive lineman with the 27th overall pick of the upcoming draft.

Mayock, draft expert for NFL Media, mentioned three names as possibilities during a Tuesday conference call with reporters: Notre Dame tackle Zack Martin (a 6-foot-4, 305-pound redshirt senior), Alabama tackle Cyrus Kouandijo (a 6-foot-5, 310-pound junior) and Stanford guard David Yankey (a 6-foot-5, 314-pound redshirt junior).