|By Tony Moss, NFL Editor|
|Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Below we take a look at the 2010 draft selections of the New Orleans Saints, highlighting the ramifications of their two-day haul and assigning grades for their efforts.|
1 - Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State (5-11, 190);
2 - Charles Brown, T, USC (6-5, 303);
3 - Jimmy Graham, TE, Miami-Florida (6-6, 260);
4 - Al Woods, DT, LSU (6-4, 309);
5 - Matt Tennant, C, Boston College (6-5, 300);
7 - Sean Canfield, QB, Oregon State (6-4, 223)
Analysis: The Saints were expected by most to bolster their defense, but after taking CB Malcolm Jenkins in the first-round last season, the defending champs' selection of another corner was a mild surprise. The selection of Brown was not a "need" pick either, but could be a good one for the defending champs down the road. Brown was projected as a first-rounder by many. Graham will join another former Hurricanes tight end, Jeremy Shockey, on the New Orleans roster. Graham must work on his blocking to get on the field. The fourth-round pick, Woods, has talent but needs to be coached up to stick at DT. Tennant was rated by some as one of the top two centers in this draft, and could be the team's long-term answer at the center position. Canfield's best shot to remain a Saint will be on the practice squad.
Bottom Line: Defending champs didn't have a great deal of crying needs, but it was surprising that they didn't add much depth to the defensive front seven.