NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
It cost a 2019 first-round pick and more to get Marcus Davenport. Yes, he has a higher pass-rush ceiling than Bradley Chubb (No. 5 overall to Denver) and could prove to be an excellent grab at No. 14. Might Davenport have been around several picks later? That includes Leonard, a former defensive end grabbed in the fourth round despite inexperience and inconsistency at the position who wasn’t invited to the scouting combine.
Marcus Davenport is a former hoops starturned-wide receiver who weighed 200 pounds when he arrived at UTSA. Davenport steadily improved and is the physical embodiment of what an NFL defensive end looks like. An excellent athlete, Davenport could blossom into a true force when he refines his technique and pass-rush sequence.
Will Clapp was a three-year starter in the SEC who is an average athlete and needs to increase his strength, but he’s also versatile along the interior and possesses sound fundamentals that will make him a valued reserve if not more.