2011 NFL Draft Results: New Orleans Saints Select Nate Bussey

With the 243rd pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, our awesome COMPENSATORY SELECTION  for the 7th round, your New Orleans Saints have chosen Nate Bussey, LB out of Illinois.

Not much info on this guy.  His nfl.com profile page simply lists his college and athletic conference. I kid you not.

I didn't even hear the bobbleheads on NFL Network say one thing about him after the Saints picked him.

He played for Ron Zook. Ron Zook used to coach for the Saints, so that's something.

Make the jump for more...

ESPN.com's page has stats and this bio info:

* Birth Date: February 20, 1989
* Hometown: WASHINGTON, DC
* Height: 6-2
* Weight:  220 lbs.
* Age: 22

But, I did find some stuff from fightingillini.com:

Awards & Honors
• 2010 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten
• Led the Big Ten in fumble recoveries in 2010
• Second on the team and 18th in the Big Ten in tackles in 2010
• Played in the Eastham Energy All-Star game on Jan. 23, 2011 in Tempe, Ariz.

2010 (Senior): All-Big Ten honorable mention (coaches and media) ... ... Shared team's Outstanding Special Teams award with Anthony Santella for his prowess on kick coverage and punt block units Started all 13 games at sam linebacker ... Was second on the team and 18th in the Big Ten in tackles with 83 (6.4 tpg) and third on team in TFLs with 8.5 ... Tied for the Big Ten lead with three fumble recoveries ... Played in the Eastham Energy All-Star game following the season ... Posted eight tackles and one TFL in Texas Bowl win over Baylor ... Tallied six tackles and one TFL at Fresno State ... Recorded six tackles and one TFL in win over Northwestern ... Totaled six tackles, a half-TFL and recovered a fumble against Minnesota ... Had a career-high 10 tackles, including a team-high and career-best eight solos and two PBUs, at Michigan ... Posted three tackles, a half-TFL and recovered a fumble in win over Purdue ... Blocked the first punt of his career, which led to Illinois' first safety since 2004, in win over Indiana ... Recorded first career fumble recovery and tallied six tackles against Michigan State ... Had eight tackles and returned his first career interception 16 yards for a touchdown in win at Penn State ... Posted seven tackles and a sack against Ohio State ... Started at linebacker against Missouri and had eight tackles, including a career-high two TFLs.

So, what do you think of this pick? Did we make the most of this bonus pick, or what?

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