The New Orleans Saints have selected Syracuse guard Andrew Tiller in Saturday's sixth round of the NFL Draft.
The 6-foot-4, 324-pound Tiller started every game the past two seasons for the Orange and was named first-team All-Big East last season. He also started three games in 2009 after transferring from Nassau (N.Y.) community college.
At Syracuse, Tiller played for coach Doug Marrone, the former offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the Saints from 2006-2008.
He was the fourth player drafted by the Saints, who did not have picks in the first two rounds. New Orleans drafted Regina (Canada) defensive tackle Akiem Hicks in the third round, Wisconsin wide receiver Nick Toon in the fourth round and Samford defensive back Corey White in the fifth round.
Once again the Saints drafted at least in part to bolster depth at a position they are thin at and this time they went offensive line with interior lineman Andrew Tiller of Syracuse. This kid was coached by Doug Marrone, former Saints' assistant, at Syracuse, so you know the Saints' staff had a lot of trustworthy inside information on the player. I love this move because...
I present to you the New Orleans Saints' 2012 draft class below, with their twitter pages linked to their names:3. Akiem Hicks, DE/DT, Regina (Canada)4. Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin5. Corey White, S, Samford6. Andrew Tiller, G, Syracuse 7. Marcel Jones, T, Nebraska (no twitter account known)So how would I grade this year's class?
Well, this draft was damned from the start...