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2016 Saints Draft
Rd  Pick Player/Pos.
1 (12)  Sheldon Rankins DT
2 (47)  Michael Thomas WR
2 (61)  Von Bell FS
4 (120)  David Oneyemata DT
7 (237)  Daniel Lasco RB
2016 Rookie Free Agents Signings:
Jack Allen, OL, Michigan State
Joseph Cheek, OL, Texas A&M
Ken Crawley, DB, Colorado
Jared Dangerfield, WR, WKU
Trae Elston, DB, Ole Miss
De'Vante Harris, CB, Texas A&M
Marcus Henry, C, Boise State
Sione Houma, FB, Michigan
Dillon Lee, LB, Alabama
Tommylee Lewis, WR, N. Ill.
Ryker Matthews, OT, BYU
DJ Pettway, DL, Alabama
Jeff Schoettmer, S, UNC
Dominique Tovell, LB, UL-Laf.
Landon Turner, G, UNC
John Walker, DB, Colorado
Jordan Williams, WR, Ball St.
Avery Young, OL, Auburn
Jake Lampman WR Ferris St.
Jimmy Pruitt CB San Jose St.
2015 Saints Draft
Rd  Pick Player/Pos.
1 (12)  Andrus Peat OT
1 (31)  Stephone Anthony LB
2 (12)  Hau'Oli Kikaha LB
3 (11)  Garrett Grayson QB
4 (14)  P.J. Williams CB
5 (12)  Davis Tull LB
5 (18) Tyeler Davison DT
5 (31) Damian Swann CB
7 (13) Marcus Murphy RB
2015 Rookie Free Agents Signings: DL - Tavaris Barnes, Kaleb Eulls, Ashaad Mabry, Bobby Richardson, G - Doniel Gambrell, Cyril Lemon, WR - R.J. Harris, Malcolme Kennedy, OT- Sean Hickey, LB Marcus Pierce-Brewster, Stephon Sanders, TE - Harold Spears, Jack Tabb, LB Henry Coley, OL Antonio Johnson, K Zach Hocker and WR Kyle Prater.
2014 Saints Draft
Rd  Pick Player/Pos.
1 (20)  Brandin Cooks WR
2 (58)  Stan Jean-Baptiste CB
4 (126)  Kahri Fortt ILB
5 (167)  Vinnie Sunseri SS
5 (169)  Ronald Powell DE
6 (202)  Tavon Rooks OT


2013 Saints Draft
Rd  Pick Player/Pos.
1 (15)  Kenny Vaccaro S
3 (75)  Terron Armstead T
3 (82)  John Jenkins DT
5 (144)  Kenny Stills WR
6 (183)  Rufus Johnson DE
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Why Sean Payton is still the right fit for the New Orleans Saints Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On Today 12:20 PM

After three consecutive losing seasons, many are asking if Sean Payton is still the right coach for the job. I was lucky enough to meet the head coach of the New Orleans Saints just once. It was the summer of 2014, in the parking lot of The Greenbrier following a training camp practice. After a casual conversation that lasted only a few minutes, but for someone that has followed his career closely, I know my answer. What’s yours?

By Bob Rose -- CSC

Sean Payton became the 16th head coach of the New Orleans Saints in 2006 (10 full-time and 6 interim). Payton took over a franchise that was arguably at its lowest point in its less than glorious history. Hurricane Katrina had just devastated the entire Gulf Coast region less than one year before. The 2005 Saints were forced to play their "home games" in San Antonio or the campus of Louisiana State University on their way to a 3-13 season. There were even some rumors that owner Tom Benson would relocate the Saints to San Antonio or Los Angeles.

Payton's first head coaching job in the National Football League was going to be with a franchise that had exactly ONE playoff victory in it's first 39 years of existence. His list of accolades over ten years later since speak for themselves. Payton's 94 career victories are the most in Saints history, and his .588 winning percentage is a franchise high. Payton led the Saints to their first ever road playoff victory, and of course their only Super Bowl championship to date. His three division titles, five playoff appearances, and 6-4 postseason record are franchise bests, and he and Jim Mora are tied for the most career winning seasons with five apiece. Payton's record-breaking offenses have always been among the best in the league. History may recognize the Saints passing attack as one of the best ever.

Full Article -- CSC
New Orleans Saints 2017 free agency outlook: Safeties Posted By: mvtrucking Posted On Today 10:56 AM

Full Story – Nola.Com

The New Orleans Saints safety group was a position of defensive strength in 2016.

Kenny Vaccaro, Jairus Byrd, rookie Vonn Bell and Roman Harper anchored a corps that allowed the Saints to compensate for other defensive deficiencies by incorporating a three-safety look in 12 regular-season games.

Vaccaro and Bryd, in particular, tied for the team lead with two interceptions each.

Erik Harris emerged as a core special teams player before landing on injured reserve with a knee injury, while Shiloh Keo and Chris Banjo, both of whom signed free-agent deals during the season, saw action on special teams.

By Herbie Teope / Times-Picayune

Full Story – Nola.Com
1 The Four Rules of NFL Free Agency Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On Yesterday 04:40 PM

An insider’s guide to gaming the player market. Plus: four moves that could boost four Super Bowl contenders.

By Mike Lombardi -- The Ringer

Did you know the 2017 NFL season starts in two weeks? Maybe you won’t have your fantasy draft for another six months, but the real season kicks off when teams start rebuilding, repairing, and restoring their rosters with signings, trades, and draft picks. Some of those moves will inevitably turn out perfectly fine. But with so many new coaches and decision-makers in power, as well as an unforgiving salary cap that has left more veterans unemployed than ever before, expect to see many more offseason decisions that make us say, “WHAT????”

Free agency comes first, usually with a frenzy of moves in the first few days. The media love grading those free-agency acquisitions based on how THEY assessed every team’s needs — like the website that gave last year’s Jags a “B+” because they “came into free agency looking to make a splash, and they have done just that.” Actually, the Jags’ only 2016 splash was firing head coach Gus Bradley after a road game in Houston.

That’s why you won’t see me grading free agency, as much as I enjoy reading everyone else’s takes. I don’t subscribe to the “collection of assets” school of thinking for free agents. My philosophy centers on a willingness to use every conceivable avenue to procure talent all year long — not just in March and April. Here are my four rules for free agency.

Full Article -- The Ringer
1 Saints will have to spend big if they want to land an edge rusher like Melvin Ingram Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On Yesterday 02:21 PM

By Larry Holder -- Picayune

A year ago, I don't think the New Orleans Saints would have ever pondered spending over-the-top money for a pass rusher like Olivier Vernon in free agency.

Given the desperate state of the defensive end/outside linebacker position, I bet the Saints' thought process has changed. It also helps that the Saints actually have money to spend this offseason to the tune of nearly $30 million.

Whether you call it defensive end or outside linebacker or edge rusher or Fred, the Saints so badly need a pass rusher to affect the quarterback. New Orleans' sack totals have dwindled since 2013 dropping to 34 in 2014, 31 in 2015 and just 30 last season.

The absolute need for a pass rusher is imperative.

Full Article -- Picayune
1 5 NFL combine storylines to watch in Indianapolis this week Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On Yesterday 05:17 AM

By Joel Erickson -- Advocate

The NFL offseason kicks into high gear this week when 32 NFL teams, 330 draft prospects and thousands of media and agents will descend on Indianapolis for the annual scouting combine, a test of physical ability that has produced mountains of debate over how much it matters in the draft process.

For most teams, the on-field tests are an opportunity to check the evaluations they already have on tape, even though the televised workouts will produce some eye-popping physical capabilities that can vault some players higher up draft boards.

Beyond the measurable numbers, though, the NFL combine is important because it's an annual fountain of news, and the storylines that come out of Indianapolis often make headlines throughout the draft process.

With that in mind, here are five storylines to watch as the NFL invades Indianapolis from Feb. 28-March 6.*

Full Article -- Advocate
Gauging the Saints' musts, needs and wants as the NFL offseason kicks off Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 02-25-2017 11:16 PM

By Nick Underhill -- Advocate

When the New Orleans Saints gather after each season, they set out to organize their offseason priorities by categorizing them as musts, needs and wants.

This approach allows the front office to rank the team's voids by level of urgency, then work to fill those shortcomings.

Some of the holes on the roster are easily identifiable, and those typically end up as musts. This year, above everything else, the team needs to find someone to play defensive end opposite Cameron Jordan. That’s a must.

A need is a secondary concern, a spot where the team could get by with what it has, but an upgrade is needed. A position like guard might qualify here.

A want is just that — a spot where the Saints would like a different player, but landing one is not paramount to their success.

With the NFL combine kicking off Tuesday and free agency looming almost right after it ends, now is a good time to look at the roster and take a guess at how the Saints might prioritize their offseason agenda.

Full Article -- Advocate
1 The 9 best bargains available in NFL free agency Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 02-25-2017 06:41 PM

By Cameron DaSilva -- Fox Sports

Hundreds of millions of dollars will be thrown around in a few weeks when NFL free agency begins on March 9. Players will sign lucrative deals to change cities, while others will sit on the market longer than they probably should.

That doesn’t mean they’re not great players. It just means there are bigger names available more deserving of $100 million contracts.

These nine players won’t break the bank and cash in on contracts that pay them north of $15 million per year. They’ll be bargains on the open market who will be difference-makers in Year 1 with their new teams. When it comes to getting the biggest bang for the*buck, teams should look no further than these underrated players.

Full Article -- Fox Sports
1 Nick Fairley, set to be a free agent, should get an idea of how his market is shaping up this week Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 02-25-2017 05:07 PM

By Nick Underhill -- Advocate

Nick Fairley is about to find out what he’s worth.

The Saints defensive tackle’s contract voided last week for the 2017 and 2018 league years, meaning he will be able to test the market and explore his options.

Both New Orleans and Fairley have voiced a desire to stick together after a successful union last season. But that only goes so far. For the two sides to continue this relationship, an agreement must first be reached.

After recording 6 ½ sacks and more than 20 quarterback hits in 2016, Fairley more than rehabilitated his image after a couple down years and whispers that once persisted about his effort level. None of those issues were on display last season, and all the talk both on and off the record has been positive surrounding Fairley.

Full Article -- Advocate
Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen reviews 2016, looks ahead to 2017 in lengthy Q&A Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 02-25-2017 10:42 AM

By John DeShazier -- NewOrleansSaints.com

Defensively, the New Orleans Saints improved from the 2015 season to the 2016 season, allowing 375.4 yards and 28.4 points, down from 413.4 yards and 29.8 points the previous year; the run defense dropped to 101.6 yards per game allowed, from 129.4. But the overall improvement wasn’t as much as they’d hoped, and defensive coordinator Dennis Allen is looking for a bigger jump from the unit in 2017. Still, he saw some significant positives as the Saints fought through injury and growing pains last season. He sat down with NewOrleansSaints.com senior writer John DeShazier to discuss his first season as Saints defensive coordinator, and more.

JD: What did you like and dislike about your defense last season?

DA: I think we made a lot of progress, I think we got a lot better in a lot of areas. I think our run defense was better. Obviously, the pass defense was something that we still need to improve on. I hear a lot of talk about the pass rush, but there’s a lot of factors that are involved in this. Pass rush and pass coverage have to work together. We just didn’t have those things on the same page as much as we needed to, but yet, I thought there were certain times in the season where we were able to take the ball away and do some good things. There was a stretch there where we played really good red zone defense. But ultimately, with a lot of the injuries that we faced – what we perceived to be our starting lineup, I don’t know that we ever had them all together for any one game this season. So I think getting into next year, getting back and getting healthy and adding a few new pieces, I think we’ll be a much improved defense.

Full Interview -- NewOrleansSaints.com
Saints did not qualify for compensatory draft picks Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 02-24-2017 07:16 PM

By Nick Underhill -- Advocate

The Saints were not awarded any compensatory picks by the NFL.

The league announced on Friday that 32 picks were awarded to 16 teams. The Browns, Bengals, Chiefs and Broncos were awarded four picks each.

After again missing out on qualifying for a pick, New Orleans has now been given 10 compensatory picks since 1994, the lowest total in the league during that span. The Houston Texans and Washington Redskins have each been awarded 12 picks since 1994.

Full Article -- Advocate
1 Saints free agency targets: Lions guard Larry Warford not obvious choice, but the right man for the job Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 02-24-2017 03:48 PM

The Saints finally bringing Cowboys guard Ronald Leary into the fold feels inevitable, but Lions guard Larry Warford is a better fit.

By John Sigler -- CSC

The New Orleans Saints had something of a carousel at guard last year, with Jahri Evans, Andrus Peat, Senio Kelemete, and Tim Lelito each seeing time on the starting unit. For most Saints fans, the ideal solution to the problem of what to do at guard is sign Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Ronald Leary. Leary and the Saints have flirted in the past, even going so far as trade talks between the Saints and Cowboys last spring.

But with former first round pick Andrus Peat seemingly destined to stay at left guard, the answer to this question becomes murkier. Leary is also a career left guard, and would face a move to right guard should he be signed. Though Leary would probably fill in decently on the opposite side, that assumption is too big to wager a hefty free agent contract. Spotrac.com estimates Leary’s value on the open market as highly as $9.1-million per year, so signing a free agent at that cost and then making him switch positions seems more than a little perilous.

That’s where Detroit Lions right guard Larry Warford (6-foot-3, 317-pounds, 26-years old this June) enters the equation. Warford has started 57 of 64 possible games in Detroit since being drafted in the third round back in 2013. He sat out a week last year after injuring his hip in practice, but otherwise was a steady starter. Pro Football Focus praised Warford in their review of the NFL’s offensive lines, grading him out as an above-average presence on passing and rushing plays.

Full Article -- CSC
NFL Free Agency 2017: Saints should target Melvin Ingram as a top priority Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 02-24-2017 12:54 AM

By Kevin Skiver -- CSC

This is a phenomenal draft class for edge rushers, but the Saints’ defensive needs run beyond rushing the QB. They need a player that can defend the run, read an offense and make plays away from the ball. Chargers’ free agent Melvin Ingram is that player, and the Saints should pay the man this offseason.

The Saints have just shy of $30 million to spend in their 2017 offseason. After years of piddling around with contracts and tweaks and restructures, they’re finally going into a free agency with money to spend. Obviously, there are some players to re-sign that put a bit of a black eye on that number (read: Nick Fairley), but it’s nice to feel relatively secure heading into free agency for once.

With that security, however, comes an entirely new host of questions. Who to spend money on being the predominate one? The Saints have oft talked about adding an edge player this offseason; in a league dominated by pressuring the quarterback who doesn’t need one? With this in mind, New Orleans should focus in on Chargers’ free agent Melvin Ingram.

Full Story -- CSC
Saints enter yet another NFL offseason with the goal of fixing their defense Posted By: Andrus Posted On 02-23-2017 09:14 PM

By Adam Stites

For the third season in a row, the New Orleans Saints finished with a 7-9 record and outside the playoff picture. And for the third season in a row, it was because the Saints had one of the NFL’s worst defenses holding back one of the league’s most prolific offenses.

It’s a problem that has seemingly existed for the entire Sean Payton era in New Orleans. In eight of the last 10 seasons, the Saints finished in the bottom 10 of the NFL in total defense.

The exceptions were in 2010 and 2013, when in both seasons the Saints finished 11-5 and at No. 4 in total defense. But those top defensive performances were aberrations and New Orleans reverted to poor units in 2011 and 2014.

Now, the Saints again face the challenge of making the defense good enough to complement an elite offense. And they’re running out of time, because Drew Brees isn’t getting any younger.
How much longer is the window open during the Brees era?...

Full Story - sbnation.com
New Orleans Saints 2017 free agency outlook: Defensive line Posted By: Andrus Posted On 02-23-2017 09:10 PM

By Herbie Teope, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

The New Orleans Saints want to re-sign defensive tackle Nick Fairley, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent when the league's calendar year begins on March 9.

Fairley also desires to return, so the Saints could have the inside track over potential suitors depending on Fairley's asking price.

Still, the Saints have depth in the interior with Sheldon Rankins, Tyeler Davison and David Onyemata returning.

And the team's focus should fall on finding a complementary rusher to Cameron Jordan, whose 71/2 sacks led the team in 2016.

The need for an impact pass rusher is highlighted by the Saints totaling just 30 sacks the past season, which ranked 27th in the league, in a pass-happy league...

Full Story - NOLA.com
Decision on Nick Fairley plays significant role on Saints' offseason strategy Posted By: Andrus Posted On 02-23-2017 09:06 PM

By Larry Holder, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

How to approach the pending free agency for defensive tackle Nick Fairley serves as the New Orleans Saints' biggest question mark on their roster with free agency approaching.

The decision to retain Fairley or let him walk will affect the team's strategy when the market opens March 9 and how the Saints handle the draft along the defensive front.

There is little doubt in my mind Fairley will aspire to cash in on the best statistics of his NFL career in 2016. He'd be foolish not to search for top dollar given the copious amount of salary cap space among NFL teams (20 teams currently sit north of $30 million in space via Spotrac).

The 29-year-old defensive tackle started every game in 2016 with career highs in total tackles with 43 and sacks with 61/2. This will likely be the last long-term, sizable contract of his career. He gambled on himself with the deal he inked last offseason, which voids the final two years of a three-year deal.

I suspect Fairley and his camp will search for someone willing to pay $10 million per year on average. I wouldn't go that high on him. I can almost guarantee the Saints won't drift that high either...

Full Story - NOLA.com
Saints should be interested in ex-Bucs cornerback Alterraun Verner Posted By: Dan in Lafayette Posted On 02-23-2017 06:06 PM

By John Sigler -- CSC

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport and ESPN insider Field Yates reported this afternoon that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be releasing cornerback Alterraun Verner, a 2014 free agent signing who was miscast in defensive coordinator Mike Smith’s press-heavy scheme. Verner signed a four-year, $25.75-million contract after posting 11 interceptions and 50 pass breakups in four years for the Tennessee Titans. Verner went on to produce just four picks and 20 deflections in three years at Tampa. He was partly displaced by Vernon Hargreaves and Brent Grimes.

Listed at just 5-foot-10, 181-pounds, Verner was not a good fit in the role of Tampa’s lead cornerback after excelling in Tennessee as the designated number two receiver and slot specialist. Verner is best deployed in zone coverage that New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen prefers, and his familiarity with the Saints as a two-year division rival and former teammate of Saints cornerback Sterling Moore makes New Orleans a great landing spot.

Full Story -- CSC
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NFL Prospects from THE BOOT -- Mike Detillier
Posted On 01-29-2017

NFL Prospects from THE BOOT

By Mike Detillier

I have been evaluating college talent headed to the NFL for 30 years and every year something jumps out at me. In the 2017 NFL draft class, what jumps out to me is the huge amount of potential pro prospects with Louisiana roots available to the 32 NFL teams.

Six out of the last nine years Louisiana per capita has produced more NFL players than any other state in the United States. In those 3 other years they came in second.

I have never seen so many potential Louisiana pro prospects in my 30 years covering the college football world in one draft class. Below are prospects who played high school football and grew up in Louisiana.

In my potential top-30 prospects Louisiana has 4:

Leonard Fournette-Halfback, LSU (St. Augustine)
Tim Williams- Outside Linebacker, Alabama (University Lab)
Cam Robinson-Offensive Tackle, Alabama (West Monroe)
Tre’Davious White-Cornerback, LSU (Green Oaks-Shreveport)

Prospects considered to be selected in the second or third round of the 2017 NFL draft Louisiana has 6 in:

Malachi Dupre-Wide Receiver, LSU (John Curtis)
Davon Godchaux-Defensive Tackle, LSU (Plaquemine)
Jeremy Cutrer-Cornerback, Middle Tennessee (Jewel-Sumner-Kentwood)
Duke Riley-Outside Linebacker, LSU (John Curtis)
Carlos Henderson-Wide Receiver, Louisiana Tech (McDonogh 35)
Kendell Beckwith-Middle Linebacker, LSU (East Feliciana)

NFL prospects with very late third round into the fifth round Louisiana has 6 prospects:

Tanzel Smart-Defensive Tackle, Tulane (Scotlandville Magnet)
Chad Williams-Wide Receiver, Grambling (Madison Prep)
Elijah McGuire-Halfback, UL-Lafayette (Vandebilt-Catholic)
Trent Taylor-Wide Receiver, Louisiana Tech (Evangel Christian)
Travin Dural-Wide Receiver, LSU (Breaux Bridge)
Xavier Woods-Strong Safety, Louisiana Tech (West Monroe)

Prospects with either sixth or seventh round pick grades Louisiana has 7 potential draft choices:

Cameron Tom-Offensive Center, Southern Mississippi (Catholic High B.R.)
D’Nerius Antoine-Strong Safety, Southern Mississippi (Westgate)
Cethan Carter-Tight End, Nebraska (Rummel)
Josh Boutte-Offensive Guard, LSU (Westgate)
B.J. Singleton-Defensive Tackle, Houston (Destrehan)
Lenard Tillery-Halfback, Southern (McKinley)
Dwayne Thomas-Cornerback, LSU (O. Perry Walker)

Prospects who just missed out on late round pick grades and will be signed as NFL free agents Louisiana has 5 in:

Speedy Noil-Wide Receiver/Return Man, Texas A&M (Edna Karr)
DeSean Smith-Tight End, LSU (Barbe)
Rickey Jefferson-Free Safety, LSU (Destrehan)
Lazedrick Thompson-Halfback, Tulane (St. Charles Catholic)
Otha Peters-Outside/Inside Linebacke,r UL-Lafayette (Covington)

The above numbers are just remarkable for our state to produce in one draft class.

Watch for Engram

I know the New Orleans Saints need help on the defensive side of the ball, but we all know Sean Payton loves offensive players and this is an offense-driven league. In Round 2 of the 2017 NFL draft don’t be surprised to see the Saints take a long look at Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram, if he is still on the board.

The 6-3, 230 pound Engram has re-written the Rebel records for receptions for tight ends and he wowed the scouts in Mobile, Alabama this past week at...
Mike Detillier's Top 85 Players of the 2017 NFL Draft
Posted On 01-28-2017

Top 85 Players of the 2017 NFL Draft

By Mike Detillier

1. Myles Garrett - Defensive End, Texas A&M

2. Leonard Fournette - Halfback, LSU

3. Jonathan Allen - Defensive End/Tackle, Alabama

4. Deshaun Watson - Quarterback, Clemson

5. Dalvin Cook - Halfback, Florida State

6. Derek Barnett - Defensive End, Tennessee

7. Jamal Adams - Strong Safety, LSU

8. Malik Hooker - Free Safety, Ohio State

9. Mike Williams - Wide Receiver, Clemson

10. Reuben Foster - Inside Linebacker, Alabama

11. Solomon Thomas - Defensive End, Stanford

12. Jalen "Teez" Tabor - Cornerback, Florida

13. Cam Robinson - Offensive Tackle, Alabama

14. Tim Williams - Outside Linebacker, Alabama

15. Jabrill Peppers - Strong Safety, Michigan

16. O.J. Howard - Tight End, Alabama

17. Sidney Jones - Cornerback, Washington

18. Takkarist McKinley - Outside Linebacker, UCLA

19. Marshon Lattimore - Cornerback, Ohio State

20. Mitch Trubisky - Quarterback, North Carolina

21. Corey Davis - Wide Receiver, Western Michigan

22. Malik McDowell - Defensive Tackle, Michigan State

23. Ryan Ramczyk - Offensive Tackl, Wisconsin

24. Christian McCaffrey - Halfback, Stanford

25. Taco Charlton - Defensive End, Michigan

26. Tre'Davious White - Cornerback, LSU

27. John Ross - Wide Receiver, Washington

28. Marlon Humphrey - Cornerback, Alabama

29. Zach Cunningham - Outside/Inside Linebacker, Vanderbilt

30. David Njoku - Tight End, Miami (Fla.)

31. Cordrea Tankersley - Cornerback, Clemson

32. Charles Harris - Defensive End, Missouri

33. T.J. Watt - Outside Linebacker, Wisconsin

34. Carlos Watkins - Defensive Tackle, Clemson

35. Forrest Lamp - Offensive Guard, Western Kentucky

36. Jarrad Davis - Inside Linebacker, Florida

37. Desmond King - Cornerback, Iowa

38. Carl Lawson - Defensive End, Auburn

39. DeShone Kizer - Quarterback, Notre Dame

40. Ethan Pocic - Offensive Center/Guard, LSU

41. Adoree' Jackson - Cornerback, USC

42. Haason Reddick - Outside Linebacker, Rutgers

43. Quincy Wilson - Cornerback, Florida

44. Ryan Anderson - Outside Linebacker, Alabama

45. Raekwon McMillan - Middle Linebacker, Ohio State

46. Dede Westbrook - Wide Receiver, Oklahoma

47. Caleb Brantley - Defensive Tackle, Florida

48. Evan Engram - Tight End, Mississippi

49. Jordan Leggett - Tight End, ...
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