4 options at tackle the Saints must look at in the draft with pick 14

Offensive tackle is emerging as a bigger need for the New Orleans Saints in the NFL Draft. Here are four options for the team to choose from in the first round.
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3. Saints should consider Taliese Fuaga

Taliese Fuaga is a player who thrives in the run game. The one word that pops into mind when watching film on Fuaga in the run game is domination. He is a mauler when he gets to the second level. It is common to see him throwing a defender to the ground.

In addition to his prowess in the run game, Fuaga has a great frame at 6-foot-6 and 334 pounds that he uses to generate power. Fuaga contains the speed to get to the second level on run plays.

Last year at Oregon State, the Beavers ran primarily a zone running scheme. That is when rather than blocking a man, the lineman blocks a zone. This is the type of offense that new offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak will be implementing in New Orleans. Fuaga already has experience in the system and that should help him translate to the next level.

Taliese Fuaga isn’t just a great player in the run game, but also in pass protecting. He didn’t allow a sack last year and only gave up two hurries. His athleticism and speed help him to contain defensive ends. Fuaga can be over-aggressive at times which can cause him to miss blocks. If he can fix that, he could instantly come in and be an impact player on the Saints line.