The second Syracuse Orange fooball player was just selected by the New Orleans Saints in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Andrew Tiller, the offensive guard from Syracuse, was the ninth pick in the sixth round – the 179th pick overall.
ESPN's Scout's Inc. graded Tiller as 'above average' in the following areas: height, weight and speed, run blocking, awareness and toughness. They think he has decent potential:
Has the potential to develop into a mauler but needs to improve upper body strength (benched 225 just 16 times at the combine) and learn to sink.
Tiller joins Chandler Jones, as the only other Syracuse prospect drafted in this year's draft. Jones went in the first round to the New England Patriots, 21st overall.
Phillip Thomas, the Syracuse safety, is also expected to be selected before Saturday's end.