New Orleans Saints OT Charles Brown may have fallen in draft for medical reasons

By James Varney, The Times-Picayune

April 29, 2010, 3:15PM

When the NFL draft began last week, Southern Cal offensive lineman Charles Brown was on most mock draft boards as a first round pick. But his name wasn’t called that Thursday night – the league’s first prime time draft event – and almost wasn’t called the second night, either.

With the final pick of the second round last Friday – and the 64th pick overall – the Saints selected Brown. It was, Saints general manager Mickey Loomis noted, a no-brainer given that Brown was universally graded a much higher player.

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