September 1, 2012; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers linebacker Zaviar Gooden (25) runs with the ball after an interception against the Southeastern Louisiana Lions during the first quarter at Faurot Field. Mandatory Credit: Dak Dillon-USA TODAY Sports
Round 4, Zaviar Gooden(Missouri), Linebacker
The Saints have been looking for a compliment at outside linebacker to help match up with the speedy tight ends they have had to face and drop in coverage when called for. Gooden has 4.49 speed and after a mediocre week of practice, had a good game in the Senior Bowl. He showcased that speed by snagging an interception during the game and returning it for 30 yards. Several sites compare him to former Mizz and current Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon. Gooden could be a good answer to that question mark in the linebacking corps for the Saints.