Ultimately, Mr. RapSheet was correct.
The Saints on Thursday night swung a trade with the Packers -- rising from No. 27 to No. 14 overall -- to grab edge rusher Marcus Davenport. To complete the deal, New Orleans agreed to give up this year's fifth-rounder (No. 147) and next year's first-round selection.
"This is an exciting, young edge rusher. He's very raw but his upside is off the charts," NFL Network draft guru Mike Mayock said of Davenport. "When you're talking about an edge rusher, he's raw but gifted, I love his motor and body type. Reminds me a lot of Ziggy Ansah."
The 6-foot-5, 263-pound pass-rusher out of University of Texas-San Antonio is viewed as a promising whirlwind in need of some fine-tuning.
"He's got everything you want physically," one scout told Bob McGinn of BobMcGinnFootball.com. "He's raw. He's got really good pass-rush potential. Plays with pretty good instincts."
Payton's offensive lineup has long been the headlining staple of the Saints franchise, but the past two drafts have given New Orleans a powerful punch on defense. Davenport should help right away.