Saturday, April 24, 2010

Saints Nation: Saints Select Center Matt Tennant of Boston College in 5th Round

The Saints have drafted their second offensive lineman in the draft. Matt Tennant of Boston College will give the Saints interior depth. They still have one pick remaining in the 7th round to go. I would have preferred a running back or a linebacker here, can't say I love it... But you have to go value this deep into the draft and pick the best player available. Tennant carried a 3rd/4th round grade and was rated the second best center in the draft.

Per, these are his strengths and weaknesses:

Strengths: "Tennant possesses a nice blend of size and athleticism. Displays impressive initial quickness and agility to reach his blocks at the second level. Is a real technician with great field awareness. Exhibits good hand use and gets his arms extended and locked. Body control and balance are also impressive."

Weaknesses: "Has a good frame but lacks good bulk for the position. Does not possess the power to consistently deal with the bull rush when pass blocking or blow interior lineman off the ball in the running game. Is not a great knee bender."