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The much maligned "expensive" first round draft pick had a quality rookie year."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections InterviewsNew Orleans Saints SatireWho Dat HistoryCanal Street Chronicles Tutorial2018 Saints: Year in ReviewSaints 2018 in Review: Marcus DavenportNew Michael Hoomanawanui Jersey Stitched ,27commentsThe much maligned “expensive” first round draft pick had a quality rookie year.CST@DonKellumShareTweetShareShareSaints 2018 in Review: Marcus DavenportJake Roth-USA TODAY SportsFor one easy payment of two first round draft picks and one fifth, the Saints moved up in the 2018 NFL draft to select edge rusher Marcus Davenport out of UTSA with the 14th pick. While many agreed that an edge rusher was a priority for the Saints this past off season, many were shocked at the price they paid for a “raw” athlete. Having an impressive frame and testing numbers, Davenport frequently showed off his strength and speed in college, bullying opposing offensive tackles. But pure athleticism alone won’t get you far in the NFL, and a pass rusher must develop and learn techniques and “moves” that will help them shed blocks. This was an area of concern for Davenport and a huge part of the reason he was considered raw. But his ability to quickly learn many of the techniques helped him increase the amount of snaps he saw through the year. Refining his pass rushing skills will be vital for him going forward, but his run defense is already at an advanced level. You can see that in this play where he avoids the block by the tackle and quickly chases down Saquon Barkley for a loss. While he was only able to put up modest numbers Youth Josh Hill Jersey , the rookie showed flashes of the skills that got him selected so high. Playing in 13 games, Davenport was able to register 4.5 sacks, 21 tackles, 6 TFL (tackles for loss), and 12 quarterback hits. While those numbers may not be much to write home about, we later found out that a toe injury in week 8 should have shut him down for the season and required surgery. But after missing just four weeks, he toughed it out to help the team make it to the NFC Championship.The NumbersApproximate Value: 1Pro Football Focus rank: 41 out of 103Overall Grade: 69.7Pass Rushing Grade: 62.6Run Defense Grade: 76.3Coverage Grade: 65.6Total Defensive Snaps: 465While his rookie numbers may leave something to be desired Josh Hill Jersey Stitched , the last edge rusher the Saints drafted in the first round started off slow his rookie season with only one sack, but Cameron Jordan has since developed into a cornerstone on this defensive unit. Its still too early to grade the draft pick, especially with the two first round picks it cost the team. But there’s no reason to believe Davenport won’t continue to ascend as he refines his pass rushing moves and becomes more of a complete player.Drew Brees becomes NFL’s all-time completion leader New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was only 13 completions shy of tying an NFL record entering Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3. Now, he’s the league’s all-time completion leader, surpassing Brett Favre after completion 14.Favre previously held the record with 6,300, and it has been intact since he hung it up after the 2010 NFL season. Brees had previously passed up Peyton Manning (6 Youth Terron Armstead Jersey ,125) to become second on the all-time list in December 2017 against the Carolina Panthers.Brees started strong in Week 3, going 4-for-4 on the first offensive drive that resulted in an early touchdown drive for the Saints on the opening possession. The Falcons were able to counter late in the first quarter to tie the game.Fast forward to early in the second quarter, and Brees connected with Michael Thomas to tie the record at the 10:19 mark. He set the record by going to Thomas again.