NFL.com's draft grades were actually voted on by fans, who determined the Saints' draft a "C." But Mike Mayock offered his analysis on the majority of selections.
Mayock's comment on Pick No. 15 overall, Kenny Vaccaro: "You finally have a safety that can play with Malcolm Jenkins as far as an athlete."
To some extent Mayock is correct. But Rafael Bush and Isa-Abdul Quddus are not exactly chopped liver in terms of athleticism. And Vaccaro likely won't be playing safety initially.
Mayock on Pick No. 75, Terron Armstead: "He's as raw as can be but had as freaky a combine as anyone not named Lane Johnson. When you plug him into New Orleans, this kid is a developmental player. You need to redshirt him, and he's a starter next year."
The film does not show Armstead to be "raw as can be." Instead it shows a highly productive collegiate player who uses great technique and freakish athleticism to his advantage. Mayock's right in that it would be ideal to "redshirt" Armstead. The Saints may not have that luxury, though.
Mayock on Pick No. 144, Kenny Stills: "He's an interesting kid because he can run. I'd like to see him be more physical. I think he has good hands. When you get to New Orleans with a guy like Drew Brees, he'll find a way to get the football to him."
It's difficult to disagree with Mayock on this one. Stills can run (sub-4.4 40-yard dash) and he needs to be more physical but has nice hands. Certainly Brees will get him the ball.
For all of nfl.com's analysis of the Saints' picks, click here.