Saints News 4/11/13: Saints Add OT Depth With Signing of Former No. 2 Overall Draft Pick Jason Smith

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

The 2009 second overall draft pick by the Rams hasn't lived up to expectations and has been labeled a bust. The Rams traded him to the Jets in August 2012 and the Jets released him last February. He's already disappointed two teams. Will the Saints be next or can they help him rise to the level that was expected of him four years ago?

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Saints sign OT Jason Smith

Tackle Jason Smith agrees to one-year deal with New Orleans Saints | NOLA.com
Smith, 26, was the second overall selection in the 2009 draft by St. Louis. He didn't exactly pan out for the Rams and is known for being a bust more than anything else in the NFL. St. Louis cut ties with Smith after only three seasons by trading him to New York in late August before the 2012 season. Smith played in 16 games last season, but didn't start any of them as he served mostly as a tackle-eligible lineman.

Saints sign former No. 2 overall pick Jason Smith | ProFootballTalk
The Saints added some tackle depth, but can’t be finished looking.The team announced they had signed former No. 2 overall pick Jason Smith to a one-year contract.

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Once upon a time, Smith was viewed as a guy that could be a special left tackle. It looks like he’ll have a chance for a fresh start in New Orleans.

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