Just went digging around the NFL draft blog and randomly scrolled to post about Cam Johnson -- Steve Muench wrote that he thought Johnson would be a good fit for the Saints in the 3rd round at 89th overall. The post is dated for April 19th
Third round (89th overall)Virginia DE Cam Johnson (Grade: 69) Concerns about Johnson's motor and durability should drop him to the late-third- or early-fourth-round range. He could fit at outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense, but he's also a good fit at end in the Saints' 4-3 scheme. And with new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo looking to get more from the front four in terms of pass-rush pressure Johnson could make sense.
He's not a great counterpuncher at this point, but Johnson has the first-step quickness, balance and closing speed to quickly develop into a productive edge rusher at the next level. He doesn't just project as a situational pass-rusher, either. At 6-foot-3¾ and 268 pounds, he's big and strong enough to hold up against the run and capable of developing into a three-down player.
I'm still pumped that we were able to get such a player with our very last pick. I really hope he develops into something for us.