Round 2: New Orleans Selects CB Tracy Porter

With Selection 9 in Round 2, New Orleans selects CB Tracy Porter, Indiana. Learn more about this pick from team and draft experts!

Player Tracy Porter, CB, Indiana
Team New Orleans Saints
Pick Round 2, Selection 9 (40 Overall)
Stats Ht: 5-10   Wt: 183   40: 4.39  
The Saints still need some help in the secondary after last year's fiasco on their defensive back line. Porter enters a situation in which the Saints are looking for a playmaker and Porter could fit the bill. He finished his career at Indiana with 16 interceptions, including 7 last year. He brings good speed and skills as a punt returner to the table. Most of the top corners were off the board, so it was really between Porter and Justin King if the Saints wanted a corner. Most scouts agree he'll need to improve his tackling ability and be more physical. But given the Saints' issues in pass defense last year, Porter will have a chance to win a job in 2008. - Matt Postins, Saints Insider
New Orleans was looking for a developmental cornerback who could eventually replace veteran CB Mike McKenzie and they got one with Porter.
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