Barkevious Mingo, Dion Jordan and Ezekiel Ansah all look the part. They have impressive resumes and an explosive first step.
Defensive ends for their college teams, the trio all appear capable of making the switch to outside linebacker in a 3-4 defensive scheme.
And the New Orleans Saints, who hold the 15th pick in April's draft and have a crucial need for a dynamic outside pass rusher as they transition from a 4-3 base defense to a 3-4 alignment, likely will keep a watchful eye of the group during the ongoing NFL Scouting Combine and during the players' Pro Day workouts.
Although most mock drafts have Mingo being selected much earlier than the Saints' selection, Jordan and Ansah typically have been slotted to go around the time the Saints pick.
All three players said they'd have no problems playing outside linebacker.
Saints could covet college defensive ends making switch to outside linebacker
New Orleans Times-Picayune | Feb 24