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New Orleans Saints Select USC OT Charles Brown With The 64th Pick In The 2010 Draft


If the Saints are anything it’s unpredictable and after taking Florida State cornerback Patrick Robinson 32nd they select USC left tackle Charles Brown with the 64th pick, clearly he was rated higher than any other player at the pick or they would not have selected him.

The Saints are literally loaded at left tackle with Pro Bowler Jammal Brown listed as the primary starter followed by young standout Jermon Bushrod and finally the reliable and versatile Zach Strief.

Brown was carrying a staggeringly high grade to have dropped all the way to the 64th pick, NFLDraftScout.com had him rated as the 34th best player overall in the draft and in some circles was projected as high as top 15 pick.

His collegiate career started as a tight end but he was eventually converted to left tackle due to his strength and blocking prowess.

Brown backed up left tackle Sam Baker until he entered into the NFL then starting all games of the 2008 season at left offensive tackle for the Trojans where he earned a 2008 All-Pac-10 honorable mention.

In 2009 Brown was named first team All American by Sporting News, won the Morris Trophy, and was All Pac-10 as a senior.

His selection is a bold move by the Saints and reading into the pick a little deeper may indicate the Saints desire to trade away Jammal Brown for draft compensation or even to the Redskins in an attempt to acquire defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth.

Either way it appears at least that Jammal’s time with the Saints is limited at best. Now lets see what curve ball the Saints throw fans in the third round.

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