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Saints Draft Results 2012: Marcel Jones to Saints in Seventh Round

That's him, No. 78. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
That's him, No. 78. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
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Whew! We've reached the Saints final pick in 2012 Draft, and with this seventh-round choice, the 234th overall, the New Orleans Saints dialed up an offensive tackle from Nebraska, one Marcel Jones.

Word is that this guy's big.

Mike Triplett ‏ @TripTP
More beef for the #Saints in this year's heavy draft haul: Jones is listed at 6-6, 320 scouts him thusly:

Positives: Passes the eye test -- impressive frame, thick lower half and overall length with 34-inch arms and 10 1/4-inch hands. Has the athleticism and foot quickness to do the job in a short area. Has added 30 pounds of bulk at Nebraska. Improved fundamentals. Very good toughness.

Negatives: Limited the past three seasons by injuries (ankle, back) and wasn't an every-down player in 2011. Carries sloppy weight and isn't an elite athlete. Poor balance with a bad habit of lunging, bending at the waist and spending too much time on the ground. Not overly physical. Raw and has missed significant playing time.

What do you have to say about it?

Next up for the Saints will be whatever picks Goodell deigns to leave them with in 2013 (he's already got the 2nd rounder, but who knows what will happen between now and then).