The first round is in the books. The Saints don’t have time to rest as the second round will come around quickly tomorrow night.
Who Dat Nation is probably feeling very happy and extremely puzzled right about now. The Black and Gold pulled a fabulous grab at #11 with CB Marshon Lattimore. In my opinion, Lattimore is going to be gold by season’s end. Although this may be true, the pick at #32 is a bit unsettling.
The Saints almost pulled a double play by getting LB Reuben Foster. However, he didn’t quite make it to #32. That being said, there was plenty of talent on defense on the board to take. Instead, the Saints decided to go offensive line and picked OT Ryan Ramczyk from Wisconsin. Don’t get me wrong, Ramczyk was rated in the top 15 in many mock drafts. However, the pick did not address plenty of the holes that still remain on defense.
Who Dat Nation will have to wait and see what happens next. Surely if the Saints pick another offensive player all bets are off. It would be incomprehensible to see the Black and Gold having any type of high grade that would trump a pick on the defensive side. Just don’t hold your breath.
Regardless, the Saints do have three more picks coming tonight. This would be my big board for the second round:
1.) DE Tanoh Kpassgnon Villanova
2.) LB Zach Cunningham Vanderbilt
3.) DL Malik McDowell Michigan St.
4.) S Justin Evans Texas A&M
5.) TE Gerald Everett South Alabama
Notice that I did put a tight end in there in the fifth spot. It’s extremely unlikely that those other four guys will be taken before the Saints pick. Nevertheless, one can never rule out the possibility of a freakish circumstance occurring. Picking Tanoh Kpassgon though is easy if he’s available. The Saints already met with him as well. Time will tell…