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New Orleans Saints select Tennessee cornerback Alontae Taylor with Pick 49 in the 2022 NFL Draft

He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.36 seconds at the NFL Combine

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The New Orleans Saints selected Tennessee cornerback Alontae Taylor with the 49th overall pick in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft on Friday, April 29.

Taylor is a 6-foot, 199-pounder who is from Manchester, Tenn. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.36 seconds at the NFL Combine with a vertical jump of 34.5 inches. He played in 45 games with 31 starts for the Volunteers. Taylor started his career at Tennessee as a wide receiver but moved to cornerback in 2018. He had 162 tackles with four interceptions and 19 passes defensed.

Check out photos of New Orleans Saints 2022 NFL Draft second-round draft selection Alontae Taylor. The defensive back out of Tennessee was selected with the 49th pick.

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