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.