Kristian: Saints turn their attention to Round Two
The Saints made a big splash trading up for wide reciever Brandin Cooks in round one of the NFL draft. I love this pick for New Orleans! Cooks will fit in so nicely in Sean Payton's offensive scheme. Drew Brees has another toy, and the Saints have a deep threat that can change the game and stretch the opposing defense. Lets take a look at possible round 2 targets for the Saints.
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CB Pierre Desir (Lindenwood University): Desir fits what the Saints are looking for with great size at 6'2". As we've learned from Payton and company, they're not shy about selecting players from small schools. Desir viisted the Saints in the pre-draft process and very well could be on the board when the Saints go on the clock with the 58th over all selection. I'm told they have significant interest in Desir.
OT Morgan Moses (Virginia): Moses had a first round grade according to several draft publications. The Saints also brought Moses in during the pre-draft work out process. Moses might be gone before the Saints go on the clock, but if he's there, the Saints would be ecstatic.
C Marcus Martin (USC): This is the player that I kept hearing was the potential target for the Saints in the first round. Martin fills a definite need for the Saints at center after losing Brian de la Puente in free agency. Martin is a huge center at 6'3 and 320 pounds.
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ILB Yawin Smallwood (Connecticut): The Saints do a great job of getting great intel on players that are "off the radar". Smallwood could very well be exactly what the Saints are looking for at inside linebacker in round 2. Smallwood is an excellent tackler, a trait the Saints covet in defenders.
ILB Christian Jones (Florida State): The Saints spent some time with Jones at the Senior Bowl. Jones can also play outside linebacker, so versatility is a characteristic in his favor with New Orleans. NFL draft analysts describe Jones as an "outstanding overall athlete who has been very productive at any of the linebacker positions he played at FSU".
Tags : Topics : Religion_Belief, SportsSocial : Religion_Belief, SportsLocations : Connecticut, New Orleans, VirginiaPeople : Brian de la Puente, Christian Jones, Dat Nation, Drew Brees, Marcus Martin, Morgan Moses, Pierre Desir