Ravens strike gold with Clayton

Originally Published: April 24, 2005
By Randy Mueller | ESPN Insider
As teams go back to the drawing board for Day 2 of the draft, here is a look back at some Day 1 highlights – from a front office perspective:

Analysis: First round | Second round | Third round | Day 2 look-ahead

Best move

The Saints gave up a third-round pick in 2006 to move up three spots and get ahead of Carolina to draft OLT Jammal Brown from Oklahoma. In doing their homework, the Saints knew the Panthers had Brown high on their draft board and that his toughness and passion were what John Fox & Co. were looking for.

No in-house consensus could be found regarding Alex Barron, the somewhat underachieving tackle from Florida State, so the Saints pulled the trigger, leap-frogged a division rival and beat them to the punch on Brown.


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