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New Orleans Saints draft history: 2011 draft

Posted May 6, 2014

Taking a look back at the 2011 draft

The New Orleans Saints nabbed two starters in the first round of the 2011 draft, Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Jordan with the 24th pick and Heisman Trophy winning running back Mark Ingram with the 28th pick. Jordan quickly made an impact with the team and is considered by some the team's top defender. Ingram came on strong last season and had an exceptional performance in the team's playoff victory over the Eagles this past season, the first road playoff win in franchise history.

Held April 28-30, 2011

1a.          Cameron Jordan, de (24)              California

1b.          Mark Ingram, rb (28)      Alabama

                choice from New England

2.            (#56) Traded to New England

3a.          Martez Wilson, lb (72)    Illinois

                choice from Washington

3b.          Johnny Patrick, cb (88)   Louisville

4.            (#121) Traded to Jacksonville for 2010 fifth round

                pick (#158)

5.            (#155) Traded to Washington with t Jammal Brown

                for Redkins’ third round pick (#72)

6.            (#189) Traded to New England in exchange for te

                David Thomas

7a.          Greg Romeus, de (226) Pittsburgh

7b.          Nate Bussey, lb (243)     Illinois