Chattanooga’s Tull goes to Saints in fifth round

Chicago, IL ( – The New Orleans Saints selected Chattanooga’s
three-time Southern Conference defensive player of the year Davis Tull in the
fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.

Tull was the 148th overall selection.

A defensive end at Chattanooga while he three-peated with top SoCon defensive
honors – the first to do so since Dexter Coakley from 1994-96 – the 6-foot-2,
246-pound Tull is expected to transition to outside linebacker in the NFL.

Known for his high motor, the two-time Buck Buchanan Award finalist was a
starter in all 48 games of his Chattanooga career, setting school records with
60 tackles for loss, 37 sacks and 10 forced fumbles.