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Saints Draft 2020: Five things to know about Zack Baun

Get to know linebacker Zack Baun, selected 74th by New Orleans in 2020 NFL Draft

Five things to know about Zack Baun, selected by the New Orleans Saints with the 74th pick in the 2020 NFL draft.

  1. A former dual-threat quarterback who won the state's Offensive Player of the Year award as a senior at Brown Deer High School, Baun was converted to defense his freshman year at Wisconsin and has never looked back.
  2. Baun, 6-3, 225 lbs, is an explosive athlete, who had 12.5 sacks last year for the Badgers. 
  3. Baun was the first consensus first-team All-America linebacker in Wisconsin school history.
  4. A Butkus Award finalist and Bednarik Award semifinalist, Baun received a 91.0 pass-rushing grade from Pro Football Focus last season.
  5. Baun was a team captain his senior year at Wisconsin.

With the 74th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints traded up to select LB Zack Baun out of Wisconsin.