MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Wisconsin's Zack Baun is now a Saint after being selected by New Orleans with the 74th pick in the NFL draft.
WHATTUP #WHODATNATION?! ⚜️— Zack Baun (@zackbizzaun) April 25, 2020
Baun was named a consensus first-team All-American after his senior season for Wisconsin where he totaled 12.5 sacks and 76 tackles.
Originally projected as a late-firs to early-second round pick, Zack Baun slid all the way to the 74th selection by the Saints. Baun couldn't answer why he thought he slid so far down but repeated that all that matters now is the Wisconsin native will move to Louisiana to begin a lifelong dream.
#Badgers Zack Baun entered draft weekend as a projected 1st or 2nd round pick, but slid all the way to 74 when he was selected by the #Saints. @zackbizzaun couldn't come up with a reason why he thinks he fell so far, but it doesn't matter now because his dream is just beginning pic.twitter.com/kxU5eAEgxM— George Balekji (@GeorgeBalekji) April 25, 2020
The 6-foot-2, 238 lb. linebacker is regarded as one of the top prospects at his position heading into the NFL thanks to his pass rushing ability, high IQ and coverage skills.