NFL Mock Draft 2011: The New Orleans Saints Continue Plugging Holes in 2nd Round
The Saints Take Talented DB With Second Pick
The New Orleans Saints were a pretty good team in 2010 but obviously there are holes on defense. The question the draft will answer is how the Saints will go about fixing those holes.
You could use a defensive tackle but all the good first-round tackles are gone when you pick, ditto with the second round.
How about linebacker? Certainly there are some really good linebackers still left on the board in this draft.
Of course there is, but it’s a crapshoot. You could get good value, but you also could whiff at this point and given who is left on this particular mock draft board.
So there is defensive end, cornerback, maybe even a safety.
This all is a long way of saying I have no idea who the Saints will settle on with their second pick the way this mock draft unfolded.
So I picked Davon House. He can fill a need and he looks like he can develop his skill set fairly quickly. He probably will be a backup his rookie season, but it is not outside the realm of possibility to see him starting by the beginning of 2012.
|33. New England Patriots: Benjamin Ijalana
34. Buffalo Bills: Colin Kaepernick
35. Cincinnati Bengals: Ryan Mallett
36. Denver Broncos: Jimmy Smith
|49. Jacksonville Jaguars: Marvin Austin|
50. San Diego Chargers: Martez Wilson
51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Allen Bailey
52. New York Giants: Danny Watkins
|37. Cleveland Browns: Randall Cobb
38. Arizona Cardinals: Kyle Rudolph
39. Tennessee Titans: Stefan Wisniewski
40. Dallas Cowboys: Rahim Moore
|53. Indianapolis Colts: Titus Young|
54. Philadelphia Eagles: Brandon Burton
55. Kansas City Chiefs: Jonathan Baldwin
56. New Orleans Saints: Davon House
|41. Washington Redskins: Christian Ponder
42. Houston Texans: Brandon Harris
43. Minnesota Vikings: Jabaal Sheard
44. Detroit Lions: Bruce Carter
|57. Seattle Seahawks: RIcki Stanzi|
58. Baltimore Ravens: Rodney Hudson
59. Atlanta Falcons: Leonard Hankerson
60. New England Patriots: Mikel LeShoure
|45. San Francisco 49ers: Phil Taylor
46. Denver Broncos: Sam Acho
47. St. Louis Rams: Ryan Williams
48. Oakland Raiders: Ras-I-Dowling
|61. San Diego Chargers: Mason Foster|
62. Chicago Bears: Jurrell Casey
63. Pittsburgh Steelers: Tyler Sash
64. Green Bay Packers: Marcus Cannon
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