BTSC 2011 Community Mock Draft Pick No. 23 -- New Orleans Saints Select Justin Houston, DE/OLB, Georgia

AUBURN AL - NOVEMBER 13: Quarterback Cameron Newton #2 of the Auburn Tigers breaks a tackle by Justin Houston #42 of the Georgia Bulldogs at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 13 2010 in Auburn Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

We're three quarters of the way through now thanks to WVPiratesFan's pick at No. 24 for the Saints. Many thanks to him for the pick and all the activity over the years. Next up: the Seattle Seahawks, represented by Lil_DWilliams17. - Michael B. -


The Saints' Defensive Coordinator Greg Williams like to blitz, unfortunately they only have one pass rushing end. So to fix that situation they go out and get a pass rusher and Justin Houston is that guy. While some people have him at 3-4 OLB, I feel that at his size, 6' 3" 270 lbs., he is a 4-3 End. He has the burst to be a speed rusher and the size to hold up in the running game, while he does struggle with his change of direction skills from time to time he is great at locating the ball carrier and honing in like a heat seeking missile. While he does need to get better at using his hands while engaged with a blocker, that is something that can be taught. With this pick the Saints get a pass rusher opposite Will Smith, that will help take pressure off of him and will allow Greg Williams to dial back some of the blitzes while making more of these grand gestures.


BTSC 2011 Community Mock Draft Selections

  1. Carolina Panthers -- Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
  2. Denver Broncos -- Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
  3. Buffalo Bills -- Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M
  4. Cincinnati Bengals -- Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
  5. Arizona Cardinals -- Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
  6. Cleveland Browns -- 'The Snow Cone Machine' A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
  7. San Francisco 49ers -- Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
  8. Tennessee Titans -- Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
  9. Dallas Cowboys -- Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
  10. Washington Redskins -- Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, North Carolina
  11. Houston Texans -- Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri
  12. Minnesota Vikings -- Tyron Smith, OT, USC
  13. Detroit Lions -- JJ Watt, DE, Wisconsin
  14. St. Louis Rams -- Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
  15. Miami Dolphons -- Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
  16. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Brooks Reed , DE, Arizona
  17. New England Patriots -- Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
  18. San Diego Chargers -- Ryan Kerrigan, DE/OLB, Purdue
  19. New York Giants -- Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
  21. Kansas City Chiefs -- Martez Wilson, LB, Illinois
  22. Indianapolis Colts -- Cameron Jordan, DL, California
  23. Philadelphia Eagles -- Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
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