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Saints grab the next Lamar Jackson in 2nd round of 2017 re-draft

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We aren’t stopping after just one round, folks.

Wild Card Round - Minnesota Vikings v New Orleans Saints Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

You thought we were stopping after the first round?

This is a two-round re-draft of the 2017 NFL Draft, and the New Orleans Saints were back on the clock again with the 11th pick in the second round after selecting Evan Engram to close out round one.

Here’s how round two played out so far:

33. Cleveland Browns - SS John Johnson

34. San Francisco 49ers - WR Curtis Samuel

35. Jacksonville Jaguars - CB Chidobe Awuzie

36. Chicago Bears - DE Derek Barnett

37. Los Angeles Rams - LB Zach Cunningham

38. Los Angeles Chargers - DT Larry Ogunjobi

39. New York Jets - G Marcus Maye

40. Carolina Panthers - RB Joe Mixon

41. Cincinnati Bengals - LB Jayon Brown

Derek Barnett was someone I was going to keep an eye out for if he fell to 42, but I’m not going to lie: I had my mind set up on who I wanted to take with this pick back when the idea of a re-draft of the 2017 NFL Draft was proposed.

With the 42nd pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the New Orlean Saints select Taysom Hill.

Hill was originally an undrafted free agent signed by the Green Bay Packers after the 2017 draft, and the Saints eventually snagged Hill off waivers from the Packers on September 3, 2017. After getting promoted to the active roster in December, Taysom, Sean Payton, and the Saints offense haven’t looked back.

In the off chance another team grabbed Taysom before me, other players I was keeping my eye on in addition to Barnett were running backs Tarik Cohen and Austin Ekeler, but I think the 42nd pick is a perfectly fine spot to grab the “bigger Lamar Jackson,” don’t you?


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