With their 28th overall pick in the 2nd round, the New Orleans Saints have selected CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste from Nebraska. He was ranked the No. 14 overall cornerback in Mocking The Draft's player rankings.
He stands 6'2 and weighs 218 pounds, which gives the Saints more size to a secondary that already beefed up this offseason with Jairus Byrd and Champ Bailey.
Jean-Baptiste went to the Saints in the SB Nation writers mock draft. Travis Dauro wrote:
This pick is a no-brainer. Jean-Baptiste is the prototypical cornerback that teams like the Saints and Seahawks are looking for: long (6'3") yet quick (he timed a 4.45 40-yard dash at his Pro Day). His 41.5 vertical and elite ball skills just add to his trunk of intangibles. While the Cornhusker may have to adjust to the physicality of the NFL, he will flourish in Rob Ryan's press-man schemes. In my opinion, he's one of the more underrated players in the entire draft and would be a steal at this point. I actually had to check myself multiple times just to make sure he hadn't already been taken.
Saints pick Stanley Jean Baptiste! Good pick. Fill another need. This draft is looking dynamite so far!— Canal St. Chronicles (@SaintsCSC) May 10, 2014
Read more on Jean-Baptiste from SB Nation's Nebraska blog.
The best players available at the time of the pick, according to Mocking The Draft, were Notre Dame DT Louis Nix, Missouri DE Kony Ealy and Mississippi State OG Gabe Jackson.
Useful Saints Draft Links
- Final First Round Draft Results
- NFL Draft 2014: Everything You Need to Know
- Saints Draft Interest Tracker
- Saints Mock Draft Database
- Saints CSC Big Board
- CSC Community Mock Draft
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)
167th Overall (Round 5)
169th Overall (Round 5)
202nd Overall (Round 6)
Top Remaining Positions of Need
- Offensive Tackle