Re: Marcus Davenport OMFG!!!
Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:28 pm
Makes sense as Floyd is definitely not a power guy.
Over 10 Years of Bearing Down
When the Saints were on the clock after the surprising decision to trade away next year’s first-round draft pick to move up in this year’s first round, there was widespread speculation that they must be planning to draft a quarterback. Because typically, that’s the only position that teams will give up two first-round draft picks to get.
Instead, the Saints drafted pass rusher Marcus Davenport.
A move like that is almost unheard of. The last time a team packaged two first-round draft picks to move up and draft a defensive player was in 2003, when the Jets sent two first-round picks to the Bears to select Dewayne Robertson.
And giving up two first-round picks for the 14th overall pick is unheard of: According to ESPN, it was the first time since the AFL-NFL merger that a team gave away two first-round draft picks to acquire a pick outside the Top 12.