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ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 26: Taco Charlton #33 of the Michigan Wolverines in action against the BYU Cougars during a game at Michigan Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Cougars 31-0. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 26: Taco Charlton #33 of the Michigan Wolverines in action against the BYU Cougars during a game at Michigan Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Cougars 31-0. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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The long awaited, defensive end finally gets drafted with the Saints second first round pick.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 05: Defensive lineman Taco Charlton of Michigan participates in a drill. During day five of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 5, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 05: Defensive lineman Taco Charlton of Michigan participates in a drill. During day five of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 5, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Reason For Selection:

The New Orleans Saints were unfortunately ranked 27th in the league last year in sacks, only accumulating 30. It’s been evident for quite some time the team has needed another defensive end.

What Taco Charlton Brings To The Saints:

The Saints finally get the defensive end they’ve been looking for. And a big one at that. Beyond his general impressive skill set, Taco Charlton has a great aspect of himself that makes him unique, his size. The 6’6″ 277-pound beast features a rare size, unusual for typical defensive ends. This sets Charlton so much more apart from the other defensive ends in this class.

What makes Taco Charlton so phenomenal is not just only his rare size, but his explosive, athletic ability on the field. If anyone was to notice anything about Taco Charlton beyond his size, it’s the fact that Charlton possesses great skills in his craft as an edge rusher.

ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 26: Taco Charlton #33 of the Michigan Wolverines in action against the BYU Cougars. During a game at Michigan Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Cougars 31-0. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 26: Taco Charlton #33 of the Michigan Wolverines in action against the BYU Cougars. During a game at Michigan Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Cougars 31-0. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

As far as his strengths go Taco Charlton is a dynamic playmaker with the ability to thrive in the NFL. Charlton not only possesses a unique body but his skill set is what really puts this athlete over the top. The initial speed, athleticism, burst off of the snap, and strength help to propel Charlton ferociously against opposing offensive linemen. His dynamic ability not only allows him to make great leverage against opposing offensive linemen but allows Charlton to be an influential presence from the start of each snap.

This general strength, speed, and athleticism that the athlete possesses could allow Taco Charlton to thrive in the National Football League. As of right now, Charlton would be a tremendous addition to the New Orleans Saints, if available at the end of the first round.

With the 10th pick in the 2nd round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints select …

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