The Saints have been widely crucified for their trade up in the first round that left many fans and pundits scratching their heads. The truth is, if Marcus Davenport turns into an NFL sackmaster, the move will be lauded. If not, the criticism will remain justified. No one truly knows at this point.
That’s how it is when it comes to evaluating drafts. There are right-now reactions, which are about as important as makeup at a masquerade party, and there are down-the-line evaluations. Still, there’s plenty of fun in judging and grading the draft after completion. Last year, New Orleans was lauded. This year, not so much.
Below is a collection of 18 different outle…