The Saints continue to focus on defense in the NFL draft as they selected two more players on that side of the ball. In the 2nd round. New Orleans picked Ohio State linebacker Pete Werner, who was a first-team All-Big ten performer in 2020. He led the Buckeyes in tackles and forced two fumbles.
In the third round, the Black and Gold traded up to take Stanford cornerback Paulson Adebo (Uh-dee-bo) with the 76th overall pick. He didn’t play in 2020 but in 2018 and 2019, the Texas native had eight interceptions in 21 starts.
The Saints still have four more draft picks available.
Only one LSU Tiger was selected last night as wide receiver Terrace Marshall Junior was picked by the Panthers in the 2nd round and he’ll rejoin former LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady, who is the offensive coordinator in Carolina.
The fourth round of the draft will begin today at 11 AM.
LSU mustered just three hits last night and were blanked by top ranked Arkansas seven to nothing. 63-hundred fans were in attendance for the first weekend of no restrictions on stadium capacity. Because of stormy weather on Sunday, the two teams will play a doubleheader today starting at 2 PM.
16th ranked Louisiana Tech jumped out to a 5-to-nothing lead and held on to beat Middle Tennessee nine to seven. The Bulldogs had 16 hits, three of them from lead off man Taylor Young.
In the Sun Belt, Texas State topped the Cajuns nine to three, Appalachian State ended ULM’s five-game winning streak with a six to four win over the Warhawks.
Tulane extended its winning streak to eleven games by blanking Houston three to nothing.
McNeese outscored UNO eight to six, Nicholls nipped Incarnate Word two to one and Northwestern State and Central Arkansas split a doubleheader. Grambling defeated Prairie View five to two.
The Pelicans have a chance at a win tonight as New Orleans is at Minnesota.