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New Orleans Saints select Pete Werner with the 60th pick

Linebacker joins New Orleans from Ohio State


With the 60th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints selected linebacker Pete Werner from Ohio State.

Werner was a two-time all-Big Ten Conference honoree including third-team honors in 2020. At 6 feet 2, 242 pounds, Werner played in 47 games as a Buckeye, started 35 times and entered his senior season in 2020 with a stat line of 131 total tackles, 13.5 tackles-for-loss, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He led the Buckeyes with 54 tackles in 2020 and was second on the team in tackles in 2019 with 64.

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