Round 5, Pick 13
Previous choice: Rees Odhiambo, G, Boise State
With the impending departure of Brandon Browner and the uncertainty of Damian Swann‘s durability, the Saints are going to need to draft another cornerback if they don’t opt for a free agent find. Enter Virginia’s Maurice Canady, a 6-foot-1 prospect who can cover both the outside and slot.
Canady is NFL Draft Scout’s No. 12 rated cornerback. He has exhibited the ability to turn on a dime in coverage, and has good awareness against the run. Canady is more of a press-man coverage defender, and draws to teams for his height and speed. However, Canady does need some work on his technique, and newly hired secondary coach Aaron Glenn could be a great pairing for this Day 3 selection.
Next: Round 7