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2014 NFL Draft Results: Saints Select Tavon Rooks with 202nd Pick in Sixth Round

With the 202nd overall pick in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints have selected offensive tackle Tavon Rooks from Kansas State.

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With the 202nd overall pick in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints have selected OT Tavon Rooks from Kansas State.

Well it's about damn time the Saints addressed the offensive line with a pick in the draft. But it's hard to get excited about this pick. Can't even really find many scouting reports or video on the kid, except for our friends at SB Nation's Kansas State blog Bring on the Cats:

Rooks was a two-time honorable mention All-Big 12 selection, never a spectacular talent but steady and consistent through his career in Manhattan. He developed along the way; Rooks was never even so much as an all-city selection in high school back in Baltimore, and he got no major offers coming out of high school, but was the 23rd highest ranked player in the country coming out of JUCO in 2011. He's a sleeper to be sure.

He's not fast -- he ran a 5.20 at Pro Day -- and he could still use some bulking up. The 6'4" 299 tackle pushed 21 reps at Pro Day. Rooks is agile and athletic, however. He was very good in pass protection, able to slide and has good footwork.

As a sixth round pick, Rooks is most likely a project and not a starter in 2014.

That leaves the center position as the only position of need not addressed by the Saints in the draft. And they won't because the Saints have no more picks remaining. Unless they somehow trade back into the 7th round their 2014 draft is over.

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Saints 2014 Draft Picks

20th Overall (Round 1) - Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon St.

54th Overall (Round 2) - Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska

126th Overall (Round 4) - Khairi Fortt, LB, California

167th Overall (Round 5) - Vinnie Sunseri, S, Albama

169th Overall (Round 5) - Ronald Powell, LB, Florida

202nd Overall (Round 6) - Tavon Rooks, OT, Kansas St.

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