By Bob Rose | SI
Many experts have highlighted the linebacker position as one area of need for the New Orleans Saints as they head towards the 2020 NFL draft. The team has one of the game’s best in All-Pro Demario Davis, but questions surround the rest of the unit. Starters Alex Anzalone and Kiko Alonso haven’t been able to stay healthy, second year Kaden Elliss is unproven, and the team lost A.J. Klein in free agency.
Patrick Queen of LSU, Oklahoma’s Kenneth Murray, and Wisconsin’s Zack Baun are all first-round prospects who could be available when the Saints are on the clock with the 24th overall selection. There are several linebackers who will also be available on Day 2 of the draft that have the skill to contribute right away and the potential to develop into quality starters.
Today’s draft profile highlights just one of those players. A defender who starred from his freshman year, but overlooked on the national stage throughout his college career.
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