Saints draft cornerback, offensive lineman in 1st round

Paola Ditto
Mag 13, 2017

Lattimore, a corner back from Ohio St., was selected 11th-overall, while Ramczyk, an offensive tackle out of Wisconsin, was taken 32nd. He'll get plenty of early opportunities in New Orleans to prove himself.

The New Orleans Saints have selected Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore with the 11th overall pick in the National Football League draft as they aim to shore up a pass defense that ranked last in the National Football League last season.

Meanwhile, Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie is going into his sixth offseason with the team and he's hoping he can come up with a victor given that the team will be relocating to Las Vegas in coming months.

Sign up for the online chat with Air Force Deputy CIO Bill Marion II on May 9, at 10 a.m. (EDT). He also ranked sixth in the Big Ten in pass breakups with 13 on the season. At the end of the day the New Orleans Saints did what the team had to do to improve with their first overall selection. The Cleveland native was only a starter for one year at Ohio State, but that is more of a commentary on who was ahead of him rather than his lack of talent throughout his first few years in Columbus.

He said he is healthy now and using methods such as acupuncture in an effort to avoid another recurrence.

What was a surprise is safety Malik Hooker was still on the board when Lattimore was taken. I'm not really anxious about it. ... "I just want to contribute to the New Orleans Saints right now".

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"Through a lot of the different scenarios, he was one of those players that we felt would be hard maybe to anticipate him being there", Payton said.

This will reportedly be the the 49ers General Manager John Lynch's first ever draft and he could be under extreme pressure to come up with a winning recruit given that the team's picks are high.

"I've studied the top cornerbacks coming out and he's the best I've seen".

According to an AFC front office member, Lattimore is going to be a very good cornerback, very quickly.

Based on coach Sean Payton's evaluation of Lattimore, it seems the Saints are confident he'll develop into a player capable of handling one-on-one matchups in the passing game.

The Saints need defensive help.

And if Lattimore is still available when the Jets pick at No. 6, he feels as if he'd be a good fit in Florham Park. He's kind of one of those guys that's wound tight, but it wasn't a medical grade that said, 'Hey, this guy is only going to have two or three more years'. "Not everybody gets to do that". "Country strong and athletic, Ramczyk looks the part of a long-term left tackle with adequate arm length (33 ¾") and plus movement for his size.

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