With the 31st overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints have selected inside linebacker Stephone Anthony from Clemson.
The Saints have finally addressed defense in this year's draft after picking Andrus Peat with their 13th overall pick earlier in the first round. The 6'3" 243-pound Anthony was the No. 1 outside linebacker coming out of high school and fills a serious need for the Saints, who no longer have Curtis Lofton to man the middle.
Anthony was projected as a 2nd rounder and might have been a reach here for the Saints. The Saints haven't had a stellar record when it comes to drafting linebackers in recent history so let's hope they actually got this one right. Please?
Saints Draft Picks
- 13th Overall (Round 1) - Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
- 31st Overall (Round 1) - Stephone Anthony, LB, Clemson
- 44th Overall (Round 2)
- 75th Overall (Round 3)
- 78th Overall (Round 3)
- 148th Overall (Round 5)
- 154th Overall (Round 5)
- 187th Overall (Round 6)
- 230th Overall (Round 7)
Saints Remaining Team Needs
Linebacker Offensive Guard/Tackle
- Wide Receiver
- Quarterback of the future