4 NFL draftees NOLA Saints regret passing up for Zack Baun

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Jonathan Greenard is pass-rushing presence and could have been in NOLA

At pick No. 90, the Houston Texans selected Jonathan Greenard out of Florida and he’s had a really good sophomore season in the NFL. As a rookie, Greenard appeared in 13 games with one start and had 19 tackles, three QB hits, and an interception.

This year, he’s been insanely good for a very bad Texans squad, recording eight sacks. He also has 31 tackles (nine for loss) and 12 QB hits through 10 starts. There hasn’t been much to write home about for Houston but Greenard is one of their best players and could have been a Saint.

As of now, the Saints’ pass rush is doing better but it got off to a slow start. Even with Marcus Davenport, Cameron Jordan, and David Onyemata getting after the quarterback, Greenard would have been yet another pass-rusher presence for New Orleans and that’s something they desperately could have used when Davenport and Onyemata were out.

While Greenard is thriving in Houston, Baun has done very little in New Orleans. It could have been nice having that kind of production in the Big Easy.