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Saints bring in 6'3" wide receiver with 2nd round selection

Saints go offense in the 2nd round after drafting Michael Thomas out of Ohio State. (Nola.com) Saints go offense in the 2nd round after drafting Michael Thomas out of Ohio State. (Nola.com)
CHICAGO (WVUE) -

The Saints bolstered the NFL's No. 1 passing offense in the second round, drafting former Ohio State wide receiver Michael Thomas. 

Thomas is the nephew of former USC and NFL star receiver Keyshawn Johnson.

He was the leading receiver for the Buckeyes in 2015 with 56 catches, 781 yards, and nine touchdowns. Thomas ran the 40-yard dash in 4.55 seconds at his pro day.

Thomas uses his 6'3" height make him a good red-zone target, and makes late plays on the ball over top of defenders.

The Saints went defense with their first-round pick taking former Louisville defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins.

Rankins is 6'1", 299-pound terror for opposing quarterbacks. In his junior year Rankins racked up 13.5 tackles for loss, eight sacks, and two interceptions. Rankins with powerful, violent hands ,and possesses elite foot quickness for interior defender.

Rankins played in a three-man defensive front for Louisville.

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