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Why the Saints drafted DE Isaiah Foskey

Foskey is the all-time leader with 26.5 sacks for the Fighting Irish.

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On Day 2 of the NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints once again let their guy fall shockingly, instead of making a move up thus keeping further assets. With the 40th pick, the Saints selected Isaiah Foskey, a very productive defensive end from Notre Dame, who had back-to-back seasons of 11 sacks, second in that timespan to only Will Anderson Jr.

Foskey fills another massive hole on the defensive line for a team that badly needed it and has the potential to be the eventual successor to Cam Jordan as well, if he can refine his pass rushing arsenal. This was a pretty predictable pick for the Saints as it filled multiple holes and was a prospect that fits their type of player. If he can get in the shop with Cam Jordan and develop a secondary move, this is a fantastic pick for the Saints that makes a lot of sense.

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