Five things to know about Zack Baun, selected by the New Orleans Saints with the 74th pick in the 2020 NFL draft.
- 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.
- Baun, 6-3, 225 lbs, is an explosive athlete, who had 12.5 sacks last year for the Badgers.
- Baun was the first consensus first-team All-America linebacker in Wisconsin school history.
- A Butkus Award finalist and Bednarik Award semifinalist, Baun received a 91.0 pass-rushing grade from Pro Football Focus last season.
- 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