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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2. Saints should consider Troy Fatanu

The next option for the Saints at pick 14 is the versatile tackle out of Washington, Troy Fatanu. Fatanu played tackle in college but a lot of analysts think that he should move to the interior in the NFL. Either way, whether he plays tackle or guard, he would improve the Saints offensive line.

Standing at 6-foot-4 and 317 pounds, Fatanu would be a little undersized for what the Saints have tended to like at tackle. The main thing that jumps out on Fatanu’s film is his athleticism. He uses his athleticism to secure the edge or get to the next level in his blocking assignment. 

Last year at Washington, Fatanu played a total of 993 snaps. He was extremely reliable and produced solid stats. He allowed just two snaps and three hits in those snaps. For the pure amount of snaps he played, that's very impressive. In addition, he played in a loaded Pac-12 conference. Fatanu faced off against some of the best edge rushers in college football such as Laiatu Latu and Jonah Elliss.

Similar to Taliese Fuaga, Fatanu can struggle with being overaggressive at times. If he can fix this then he could be an amazing player at the next level. Fatanu has been rising up draft boards and should be on the Saints’ radar at pick 14.