The 2008 draft yielded a number of key contributors for the New Orleans Saints most notably Tracy Porter, a second-round pick from Indiana who would become one of the star's of the team's Super Bowl victory over the Indianapolis Colts in 2010. The first-round pick, defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis, was a solid starter and the Saints' really hit on their second fifth-round pick, guard Carl Nicks. He became a key starter for the Saints before signing with the Buccaneers in free agency.
Held April 26-27, 2008
1.. DT Sedrick Ellis - USC (#7)
2.. CB Tracy Porter - Indiana (#40)
5a..DT DeMario Pressley - North Carolina State (#144)
5b.. G Carl Nicks - Nebraska (#164)
6.. K Taylor Melhaff - Wisconsin (#167)
7.. WR Adrian Arrington - Michigan (#237)