Detillier: Beckham gone fast, Saints may get a linebacker
The NFL draft is tonight in New York City, and a lot of Louisiana eyes are on Odell Beckham, Jr. and the New Orleans Saints.
Analyst Mike Detillier says we shouldn't have to wait long to hear Beckham's name.
"I think he's going to end up being the highest drafted LSU wide out ever. Michael Clayton was fifteen in 2004 and I think Odell goes off the board before then," Detillier said.
With the 27th pick in round one, the Saints realistically do not have a chance to draft Beckham. Detillier says with that pick, the Saints should have some other pretty good options available.
"It's going to push a defensive player to you there at either linebacker or at cornerback. At linebacker the players to watch would be Ryan Shazier, the outside linebacker from Ohio State; CJ Mosley the inside linebacker from Alabama; and quite possibly a cornerback there that could fall to you at that spot, Bradley Roby from Ohio State."
Detillier wouldn't be surprised if the Saints made a small move up in the first round to improve their options for their first pick in 2014, but he says there are a couple of specific needs he thinks the team should be looking for in this year's draft.
"1-A would be a speed receiver. 1-B, for me, would be a cover cornerback," Detillier said. "Just remember, Rob Ryan likes a taller cover cornerback. So, I think it'd be a guy that's 5' 11 1/2'' or taller."