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The New Orleans Saints' last-ranked pass defense is adding the first cornerback taken in this year's NFL draft.
The $166 million project is about 65 to 70 percent finished.
Ricky Nolasco had extra days between starts to work on mechanical issues and it paid off as he led the Los Angeles Angels to a 2-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night to earn the series sweep.
For nearly four hours Thursday night, GM Rick Spielman and the Vikings, with no first-round selection, watched NFL rivals bolster rosters. Minnesota is not scheduled to pick until No. 48 on Friday night.
NFL draft night supplies the usual sample of deft dealing and head-scratching. Mark Craig dives in.