Saints Draft Update: C Maurkice Pouncey Goes 18th, LB Sean Weatherspoon To Falcons 19th


Two potential prospects the Saints may have considers taking in the 2010 draft are officially off the board.

Center Maurkice Pouncey went to the Steelers with the 18th pick and is some mocks Pouncey was projected to go to the Saints with the 32nd pick.

The Saints have had a need for a solid center since Jeff Faine left for the Buccaneers prior to the 2007 draft.

On the very next pick Atlanta took linebacker Sean Weatherspoon off the board which was a primary need for them entering the draft.

Weatherspoon was targeted as the primary player for the Saints to pick at 32 if he was able to fall that far to replace strong side linebacker Scott Fujita who left for the Cleveland Browns in free agency.

As the draft moves on it seems more and more likely the Saints will look to trade down from 32 to gain some extra picks as it appears there will not be a prospect there they love that they couldn’t pick up in the second.

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