What are experts saying about the New Orleans Saints’ draft class? Take a quick look right here. _lowres

Louisville defensive lineman Sheldon Rankins runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) ORG XMIT: INDC1

Sheldon Rankins

12th overall

DT, Louisville; Round 1, Pick 12

“Rankins is the best three-technique, which is a defensive tackle in a four-man front. He will be a sub-package interior pass rusher and one of the better ones in this league. What he does best is pick a gap and go. He’s one of the quicker defensive tackles we’ve seen in the last several years.” — Mike Mayock, NFL.com

Michael Thomas

47th overall

WR, Ohio State; Round 2, Pick 16

Thomas fills a clear need for the Saints as an outside receiver who can also move inside — he’s a physical presence on the field from the slot to the boundary. He was most likely debited for his lack of deep speed, but just as they once did with Marques Colston, New Orleans finds a way to use tough receivers who don’t burn through vertical routes. — SI.com

Vonn Bell

61st overall

FS, Ohio State; Round 2, Pick 30

Jairus Byrd has been a mammoth bust in the Big Easy, and Bell could be his replacement sooner than later with his coverage abilities. He does everything from curl/flat to deep seam routes, and faces up well against the run. Great value here on a first-round talent. — SI.com

David Onyemata

120th overall

DT, Manitoba; Round 4, Pick 22

Intriguing, ascending prospect who garnered the attention of several teams at his pro day, and Onyemata did not disappoint. His combination of pure power and explosion could have teams considering him as early as the second day, but he still needs more coaching and experience before he ever plays at that level. Onyemata has the potential to become an eventual NFL starter on the interior. — NFL.com

237th overall

Daniel Lasco

RB, California; Round 7, Pick 16

One­-year wonder who put himself on the map with a strong, overall performance in 2014 but suffered through a hip injury in 2015 and was unimpressive when he played. Lasco has some positive physical traits ... but his lack of vision and inability to run with consistent physicality will be challenges when it comes to making an NFL roster. — NFL.com