New Orleans Saints second-round pick Charles Brown ready to come in and compete

By James Varney, The Times-Picayune

April 24, 2010, 5:22AM

Plucking the player who was clearly the best remaining on draft boards throughout the NFL, the New Orleans Saints chose USC offensive tackle Charles Brown with their second-round pick in the 2010 NFL draft.

Tackle was not a position that seemed a pressing need for the Saints, given they have three signed on their roster and are still negotiating with Jammal Brown. But the Trojans tackle was universally ranked as a first-round talent and thus an easy call, according to Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis.

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