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Fleur-de-Links, April 27: who is Marcus Davenport?

Get to know the Saints first round pick with takes from around the NFL.

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26:  Marcus Davenport of UTSA greets fans after he  was picked #14 overall by the New Orleans Saints during the first round  of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium.
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: Marcus Davenport of UTSA greets fans after he was picked #14 overall by the New Orleans Saints during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium.
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Word on the Street

Film study: Marcus Davenport has potential to be finishing piece for Saints' defense | theadvocate.com
There are moments in Marcus Davenport’s tape where his level of dominance is almost unbelievable, like watching a five-star recruit dominate against lesser high school competition.

2018 NFL Draft: Marcus Davenport will be Saints’ pass-rushing nightmare | SBNation.com
Retired NFL defensive lineman Stephen White breaks down the pass rusher who might have the highest ceiling of any in the draft.

Sean Payton on why Saints traded up to draft Marcus Davenport | WWL
Saints head coach Sean Payton is known for his aggressive offense on the field. Payton is also starting to be known for his aggressive style in the NFL Draft.

Why the Saints traded a 2019 1st-round pick to the Packers to take Marcus Davenport | SBNation.com
The Saints traded up 13 picks in the first round and didn’t go after a quarterback.

'What's Wrong with NFL Draft Prospect Marcus Davenport?' Is the Wrong Question | Bleacher Report
There just has to be something wrong with Marcus Davenport . He looks like a cross between elite pass-rushers Calais Campbell and Von Miller on game tape. His workout results put even highly touted draft prospect Bradley Chubb of N.C. State to shame. But there's always a catch with these small-conference marvels who stomp through the opposition like Pacific Rim monsters.

Lagniappe

NFL Draft 2018: The 7 most surprising picks of the first round | SBNation.com
Just because a pick is unexpected doesn’t mean it isn’t smart.

2018 NFL Draft Debrief: Winners and losers from Round 1 | NFL.com
Gregg Rosenthal breaks down winners and losers from Round 1 of the 2018 NFL Draft. Where did the Jets (who added Sam Darnold) and Bills (who snagged Josh Allen) land?

Barnwell: Breaking down who aced all the trades from Round 1 | ESPN
It was no surprise to see so many swaps during the NFL draft on Thursday night. Who did the best when it comes to draft board value? The envelopes, please ...

Rashaad Penny by the numbers: Who is the new Seahawks running back? | Field Gulls
With the 27th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks selected running back Rashaad Penny. Who is he?