Saints Sneak One More Pick In
The Saints gave up a 6th round pick in the 2009 draft to acquire a choice in the 7th round this year.
With that 7th round choice the Saints take University of Michigan wide receiver Adrian Arrington.
ESPN overview: Arrington produced only two receptions for 12 yards and a 15-yard kick return in his first two seasons, mostly due to an injury that cost him all but one game of his sophomore year. He didn’t miss a game in his last two seasons and was a full-time starter last year. He finished with 40 receptions for 544 yards and eight touchdowns in 2006, then boosted his totals to 67 catches, 882 yards and eight scores in 2007. He also threw an 11-yard pass for a TD last season. Arrington was suspended from ’07 spring practices for undisclosed reasons. Arrington stepped into the No. 2 wide receiver spot opposite Mario Manningham as a junior in 2007. Considering the coaching change and personnel turnover at the other offensive skill positions, Arrington’s decision to leave early is understandable. However, he still has room to improve as a route runner and scouts will never get to see how Arrington responds as a go-to-guy for a full season. While he has some value as a potential No. 4 or No. 5 receiver in the NFL, Arrington simply lacks any elite qualities or enough versatility to warrant consideration in the first three rounds of the 2008 draft.