Saints emerging as potential Ravens trade partner in 1st round

  • Saints emerging as potential Ravens trade partner in 1st round

Saints emerging as potential Ravens trade partner in 1st round

The New Orleans Saints traded up in the first round of the NFL Draft with the Green Bay Packers.

Previous year the Packers pass defense really struggled. The Packers are slated to pick 14th in the first round. They ranked 23rd in the National Football League with their pass defense giving up 3789 yards through the air.

But when Loomis and the Saints' front office want a player badly enough, the team has always moved heaven and earth to get their man; Loomis has now traded up six times in the first round in his career. He racked up 60 total tackles to go along with 1.5 sacks, an interception, a forced fumble, and seven defended passes.

However, the 6-foot-6, 264-pound pass rusher was viewed as a consensus first-round pick.

In addition to his impressive size, Davenport features freakish athleticism. The assumption here is that New Orleans is angling for one of the top signal callers in the draft.

Davenport recorded a 21.2 percent pressure rate this season, which ranked third among draft-eligible edge defenders.

If Rodgers isn't forced to put up 30 points a game to win though that would be a very good thing for the team, and would jump them right back up to a leading contender in the NFC North and the NFC as a whole.