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Saints take Zack Baun with the 74th pick after trading up

Draft Pick Grade: A-

The Saints traded up with the Browns to 74 and ended up taking Zach Baun, who many touted as a first round talent. For the Saints to get him in the third round is a big deal. Many were not happy with the Cesar Ruiz pick yesterday including myself but this will definitely help put some worries at rest. I love this pick, as Zack put pressure off the edge and was able to drop into coverage. He had 12.5 sacks last year while coming off the edge but also had decent 4-3 linebacker skills. Baun flows nicely down field and is explosive off the edge. Coverage skills are there but need some work.

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He will take some coaching but this is the perfect spot for the Saints to get him here.