New Orleans Saints Select Alex Anzalone

Official New Orleans Saints Reporter

By Christy Chauvin // @WhoDatWarriors

The New Orleans Saints made a surprise selection in the third round of the NFL draft when they selected linebacker Alex Anzalone.

This was a highly anticipated pick by Saints watchers who expected the Saints to select a pass rusher ranked as a round two or three selection in a very deep defensive draft.  Instead they choose a linebacker buoying up the belief the team believes in its free agent pass rusher, Alex Okafor. What did they see in Anzalone to make this selection?

The oft-injured Anzalone is believed to possess first rate football skills.  In the Saints opinion, he is the only linebacker in the draft who excelled at all three linebacking positions as well as in pass protection.  Has good lateral movement and can burst into an alley.

Mike Detillier described his style of tackling as “Attacks ballcarriers like they stole something from him as a kid.”  He is a smart player who is rarely caught out of position.  Locker room leader who other players listened to.

Our Lads states “Shows man-to-man skill with the ability to mirror cuts and stay in phase with a back or tight end up the field.”  Thinking about a 6 foot, 3 inches, 241 linebacker lining up against running backs and tights ends in the NFC South does my heart good. Physically gifted but has arms and needs to improve his technique against quality blocking.

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New Orleans Saints Select Trey Hendrickson

Official New Orleans Saints Reporter

By Christy Chauvin // @WhoDatWarriors

The New Orleans Saints finally selected a pass rusher in the third round of the NFL draft by taking Trey Hendrickson who had the highest pass-rushing productivity in the nation.  He also led the nation in blocked kicks.

Mike Mayock:  “I like this guy. Daniel Jeremiah and I showed up at the East-West Shrine Game and we both kind of went nuts over this guy. Six-four, 266, he sticks his hand in the dirt and boy does he come after people. And then what I really liked — people say he has short arms and bla bla bla — but then he went to the combine and tested extremely well. So you’ve got an effort motor guy with really good measurables, except for the short arms. And all I’m telling you is New Orleans needs to affect the pass game and he’s going to be one of those guys that can stick his hand in the dirt or stand up depending on what they need.”

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