Phil Savage continues to use his second-day picks to grab the occasional role-player and build depth as he selected Georgia defensive back DeMario Minter with the team's second pick in the fifth round.
A prospect who has begin to put together a complete game at Georgia, Minter is a terrific athlete who was named an All-Conference selection after his second year as a starter. He had two straight seasons with almost identical numbers, registering 48 tackles and 9 interceptions as a senior after 51 and 10 as a junior.
Phil Savage acquired seven second-day picks and is clearly using them to fill specific needs on the roster. Like the previous fifth-round pick, Jerome Harrison, the selection of Minter points to a draft plan that combines opportunism with players who have fallen with recognition of immediate needs.