I don't just like the Saints' selection of Malcolm Jenkins.
I love it.
And judging by the responses in chat rooms and on talk radio, Saints fans love it, too.
"It is what it is," Loomis said of the team’s less than full cupboard full of draft picks. "Our second, third and fifth picks are on in the field in the forms of Jonathan and Jeremy. And, I’m pleased we have those players here and I’m not looking back."
"We don't go out there and knowingly spread bad information. That's not a tactic that I'm comfortable with. But I'd prefer more to keep quiet, to be honest with you," he said. "In fact, even this press conference, if it wasn't mandated I wouldn't do it. It's just difficult, because obviously we want to keep this stuff close to the vest. When the questions start getting a little specific and people start reading into you, that's where we draw the line."
15. Houston Texans: Clay Matthews, OLB, USC
APRIL 2 UPDATE: In the Who Will Philly Pick? thread on the forums, I discussed a potential trade between the Eagles and Texans. Houston would trade selection Nos. 15 and 46 (1,490 TVC points) for pick Nos. 21 and 28 (1,460). If Houston trades down, it could still take Clay Matthews at 21 and use the 28th pick on Ron Brace, Sean Smith, Louis Delmas, Patrick Chung or Alex Mack.
14 - New Orleans Saints: Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State
While I did give the Saints a versatile outside linebacker in Cushing in my last mock update, cornerback is also an option here too. Malcolm Jenkins is the best run-defending corner in the draft and he is a solid playmaker. Tracy Porter looked very good, but they need a starter opposite him.
Pick change; previously Brian Cushing, OLB
New Orleans Saints: Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State
Cornerback isn't New Orleans' greatest need, especially with Tracy Porter coming back to the lineup. However, it's still a need that has to be addressed, and Malcolm Jenkins, a definite top-10 prospect, is the best player on the board. James Laurinaitis is also an option, but his stock has slipped a bit.
Pick change; previously James Laurinaitis, ILB