Saints wrap up 2018 draft efforts with five picks including two in-state products on final day
Rounds four through seven of the NFL Draft can be a goldmine for teams fortunate enough to make the right picks.
Unlike last year when the Saints had just one pick total in those rounds, 2018 provided five chances at value for New Orleans. The draft concluded Saturday afternoon when the final pick – former Barbe and LSU wide receiver Trey Quinn of SMU – was taken by the Washington Redkins.
Before the finale, the Saints chose the following players to fill out their draft class.
Round 4: Rick Leonard, OT, Florida State
The third Seminole taken in the 2018 #NFLDraft is Rick Leonard, selected in the 4th round by the New Orleans Saints
— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) April 28, 2018
Originally used a defensive lineman, Leonard started the past two years for the Seminoles at right tackle. The switch helped FSU and the player end up as a draft pick.
Round 5: Natrell Jamerson, DB, Wisconsin
Natrell Jamerson is ~200 lbs
Natrell Jamerson benches 405 lbs
— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) April 28, 2018
Jamerson played a little bit of everything in his college career at Wisconsin. He started as a wide receiver and later found success as a nickel corner, safety, returner and special teams coverage ace.
Round 6: Kamrin Moore, DB, Boston College
— ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) April 28, 2018
The 5-foot-11, 203-pounder had an excellent senior year at cornerback but may profile to safety in the pros. As a cover man, he says he already has been following current Saints starters Marshon Lattimore and Ken Crawley for a while now.
Round 6 (from ARZ): Boston Scott, RB, Louisiana Tech
Here's a quick look at Louisiana Tech running back Boston Scott, who the #Saints took in the 6th round of the NFL Draft. Scott is listed at 5'7 and weighs 197 pounds. He rushed for over 1,000 yards last year and scored 8 touchdowns. pic.twitter.com/3jHpdWiU8P
— Jacques Doucet (@JacquesDoucet) April 28, 2018
Measuring at just under 5-foot-7, Scott is no weakling. The Zachary High product has a strong lower body and a style that may remind Saints fans of Darren Sproles and Alvin Kamara.
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In 2017, Louisiana Tech boasted a 1,000-yard rusher for the fourth straight season after Scott racked up 1,047 yards and 8 touchdowns on the ground this past season. Scott also had 20 receptions in 2017 for 181 yards and a touchdown. The shifty speedster earned All-Conference USA Honorable Mention honors as a senior.
Over the course of his career, Scott ran for 1,840 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns on 288 attempts. After starting his Bulldog career as a walk-on, Scott earned a scholarship at Louisiana Tech later on in his career. In addition to serving as a running back for the Bulldogs, Scott returned kicks for LA Tech on special teams, registering 633 yards on 29 kick returns over the course of his career.
Round 7: Will Clapp, OL, LSU
The Brother Martin product was an All-SEC performer at LSU who excelled at both guard and center. Now he has a chance to replace departed free agent Senio Kelemete as the Saints primary backup interior lineman.
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