2 ACC Defensive Linemen Who Could Earn New Orleans Saints Attention In Day 2 Of NFL Draft

Taking a closer look at two disruptive ACC defensive tackles from what looks like an underrated draft class at the position.

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When the New Orleans Saints selected Clemson DT Bryan Bresee in the first round of last year’s NFL Draft with the 29th overall pick, he immediately upgraded the interior of their defensive line. Bresee had 4.5 sacks, 13 pressures, seven tackles for loss, and six tipped passes as a rookie.

While Bresee looks like a potential perennial Pro Bowler, the rest of the tackle spot could still use an upgrade. Nathan Shepherd had a solid year after being added in free agency. However, fellow free-agent pickup Khalen Saunders did little on the defensive side. The Saints also lost Malcolm Roach in free agency and didn’t do anything on the market to replace him.

New Orleans will not use their first round choice on a defensive tackle. However, don’t be surprised if the Saints add another player at this spot fairly early, perhaps even with a Day 2 selection.

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