Since 2006, and a attainment of Saints conduct manager Sean Payton, there are clues as to where and how New Orleans would ascent a talent.
For a third time in 8 years, a Saints finished a large pierce in a initial round.
In 2011, a bar traded a second turn collect and a destiny initial rounder to New England to get behind in a initial turn and name Alabama regulating behind Mark Ingram.
Three years later, a Saints shipped initial and third turn picks to Arizona to pierce adult in a initial to name Oregon State far-reaching receiver Brandin Cooks.
And, on Thursday, a Saints finished another confidant move, trade a 2019 initial turn collect and a 5th turn choice to Green Bay to pierce adult 13 spots and name defensive finish Marcus Davenport of Texas-San Antonio.
The trade is a good one if Davenport eventually creates a Pro Bowl and climbs fast on a Saints all-time sacks chart.
But, in a brief term, a Saints should wish that Davenport produces like Takk McKinley did in his rookie year in Atlanta. McKinley was a 26th collect by a Falcons in a 2017 draft.
And, his initial year was really solid. He had 6 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and a fail recovery.
Davenport also appears to be a good fit in a club’s locker room.
In Dallas Thursday night, Davenport pronounced a following, in a really understated though plain tone.
“They (the Saints) put a lot of faith in me. we am going to do all we can to infer them right.”
In turn three, Tre’Quan Smith fits a Sean Payton profile. That is, high receivers.
Smith stands 6 feet 2 inches tall. If he’s a club’s third receiver, he will fit in ideally with dual other really large targets, Michael Thomas and Cameron Meredith.
Fourth turn Rick Leonard, descent tackle from Florida State, appears to be a outrageous reach.
Let’s wish Leonard is another Saints late turn collect during tackle that overachieves. Think Jermon Bushrod and Zach Strief.
Let’s wish he is not another Tavon Rooks, a 6th rounder from Kansas State in a 2014 draft, who couldn’t make a club.
Rooks was struggling to stay in a NFL, before a heart condition finished his football career in 2015.
Another Payton tack is defensive backs.
A manager who loves to chuck a football, understands a need for peculiarity pass defenders. Since 2013, Payton and a Saints have drafted 8 defensive backs, including regulating a 5th turn collect this weekend on Wisconsin reserve Natrell Jamerson and a 6th turn collect on Boston College cornerback Kamrin Moore.
The preference of Louisiana Tech regulating behind Boston Scott with a second of dual 6th turn picks, creates sense.
Payton has always given smaller backs a chance.
Darren Sproles was fantastic as a Saint.
And, a bar also drafted Marcus Murphy in a 7th turn in 2015.
The Saints preference of former Brother Martin Crusader and LSU Tiger Will Clapp in a 7th turn is a plain pick.
Clapp can play core and guard.
He was a initial group all-SEC preference during core in 2017.
Yet, Clapp maybe doesn’t get as most credit for his really steady, during times superb play.
He could be a genuine bargain.
If we don’t LSU misses him, go behind and watch this month’s open game. The core quarterback sell was some-more eventful than required.
Overall, Sean Payton followed a settlement he has crafted over some-more than a decade.
Be assertive trade up, be feeling with defensive backs, demeanour to rise immature descent lineman from within, and of course, a comprehensive Payton tack .. high receivers are always welcome.