After an extended watch for the New Orleans Saints choose on day one of many NFL Draft, Saints followers didn’t have to attend practically as lengthy to search out out who the Saints had been taking in spherical two of the NFL Draft.
After including to the D-line in spherical one, the Saints determined so as to add some extra depth within the trenches, drafting Isaiah Foskey within the second spherical.
The #Saints choose at No. 40 Isaiah Foskey, an edge from Notre Dame. One other defender.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 28, 2023
The Saints crossed off one more want at edge rusher with Foskey. Popping out of highschool, Foskey dedicated to Notre Dame over colleges akin to Alabama.
He was a four-year participant and was insanely productive in his time in South Bend. In his last two seasons, he totaled 97 tackles, 22 sacks and 7 compelled fumbles for the Irish.
Whereas Foskey is a bit of smaller than the standard Saints DEs, he suits the Saints athletic profile for his or her edge rushers. Coming in at 6’5, 264, he scored a 9.61 on the Relative Athletic Rating, working a 4.56 40-yard sprint with a 1.6 10-yard break up.
For reference, the Saints haven’t drafted a single participant who scored beneath a 7.00 on the RAS in any spherical since 2019.
Final season, the line of defense struggled to get to the passer early within the season. Whereas the sack numbers went up the additional into the yr we received, it’s not stunning to see the Saints add a younger, athletic edge who wreaked havoc on opposing QBs at Notre Dame.
Foskey nonetheless has so much to be taught as a cross rusher, however his greatest days are forward of him. He has among the finest mentors a rookie edge rusher may have in Cam Jordan.
After shedding Marcus Davenport to Minnesota, Carl Granderson is penciled in because the Saints beginning proper finish on their depth chart. Foskey should earn his approach into the beginning function, however he has all of the upside on the planet and may make an affect in his rookie season, even when it’s on a rotational foundation.
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