With the 144 Overall Pick in the fifth round, the Saints select DT DeMario Pressley from NC State. Check out his scouting report at NFL Draft Countdown.
The Saints traded their seventh round pick to once again trade up and jump in front of Cincinnati. They must see something in Pressley that we don't know about to have made this trade. I'm a little surprised about this one. With the selection of Sedrick Ellis already, I would have thought if the Saints were going to go with another defensive player, they would have gone somewhere else besides DT. I was actually expecting maybe a offensive player, say a TE or even a RB. The Saints will have another selection in the fifth round coming up shortly.
Pressley is coming off of a somewhat disappointing senior season, but he is known for being great at getting penetration and causing trouble in the backfield. The downside is his size as he is not very stout and will have to get stronger to cut it in this league.