From lanky WR to prized pass-rusher: Meet Marcus Davenport


METAIRIE, La. -- Darryl Hemphill can't take all the credit. But he was clearly some sort of visionary when it came to the New Orleans Saints' 2018 first-round pick.
Hemphill, a former defensive back who played briefly with the Baltimore Colts, was the defensive coordinator at San Antonio's John Paul Stevens High in 2012 when he decided that a tall, skinny sophomore named Marcus Davenport was being wasted as a wide receiver on a team that didn't throw the ball that well.