Saturday, April 24, 2010

Saints Nation: Saints Select Sean Canfield in 7th Round with their last pick, a QB from Oregon St.

The Saints drafted a left handed quarterback with their 7th round of the draft. This concludes the draft for the Saints who are out of picks. The Saints have entertained veteran quarterbacks in free agency, and there's still a good chance they'll sign one, but right now Canfield will compete with Chase Daniel for the backup spot to Drew Brees. Those two youngsters have a pretty good player to learn from. Canfield has nice size at 6'4", and here's his write up per

Strengths: "Canfield is tall with adequate bulk. Possesses a quick release and is a bit of a lefty dart thrower who fits the ball into tight spaces on underneath routes. Does his homework, understands coverage and makes good pre-snap reads. High-character kid who was very productive as a senior."

Weaknesses: "Lacks adequate arm strength and will be unable to make all the throws at the next level. Does not have the speed or athleticism to evade more athletic pass rushers and is not a threat to pick up yards on the ground. Struggles to make good decisions when things break down."