Johnny Patrick picked in third round

With their second pick in the third round of the NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints pick Johnny Patrick of the University of Louisville

As a cornerback, Patrick had five interceptions and a conference high-tying 17 passes defended during his senior season at Louisville. He was better known to opposing offenses, however, for his bone-rattling hits.

Born to play football, Patrick was fun to watch, always good for a highlight or two, setting the example for his defensive teammates.

Coach Charlie Strong was elated, tweeting: “He came a long way and I am so proud of him. Good luck, Johnny.”

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.