With the 58th pick in Pride Of Detroit's 2014 NFL mock draft, the New Orleans Saints select Utah cornerback Keith McGill. JustWinginit is serving as the Saints' general manager, and his reasoning for the pick is below.
Coming into the second round, I was hoping to target a CB with the depth at the position this year. The Saints signed Champ Bailey to a one-year deal to be their No. 2 CB, so any player drafted at this position is not going to be asked to step in and be a starter right away. That's an ideal situation for a rookie CB. Enter Keith McGill. McGill boasts a combination of athleticism (top performer in both the broad and vertical jump) and size (6'3) rarely seen at the CB position. A former safety, he is a versatile player in the secondary.
McGill does not come without weaknesses, though. He missed half of 2011 and all of 2012 with a shoulder injury. He did, however, play every game in 2013, proving that he has fully recovered. His speed and lateral movement may not be top end, but he has drawn some comparisons to another corner who didn't impress in speed and agility drills at the combine: Richard Sherman. In my opinion, under the coaching of Rob Ryan, McGill will be coached to the potential of a high-quality nickel CB early in his career with the upside of being a good starter down the road.
Check out the 2014 POD Community Mock Draft tracker for a look at all of the picks.