As we approach the 2020 NFL Draft on April 23-25, the New Orleans Saints will have picks in Round 1 (24th overall), Round 3 (88th overall), Round 4 (130th overall), Round 5 (169th overall) and Round 6 (203rd overall). NewOrleansSaints.com takes a look at the history of those overall pick positions and the players they brought into the league.
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Over the last 10 NFL Drafts, the 130th selection has seen a split of five offensive and defensive players. Three players have won a combined five Super Bowls over the past 10 NFL seasons.
Three-time Super Bowl champion James White was originally drafted by the New England Patriots in 2014. During Super Bowl LI, White helped lead the Patriots back from a 28-3 deficit. White posted 139 yards from scrimmage, 29 rushing, 110 receiving. White scored three touchdowns and a two-point conversion, setting a record for points in a Super Bowl, with 20.
Defensive back Christian Thompson appeared in seven games for the Ravens in 2012, contributing to Baltimore's Super Bowl XLVII championship season.
O'Brien Schofield, a Wisconsin standout, was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals before being signed by the Seattle Seahawks in 2013. During the 2013 campaign, Schofield appeared in 17 total games and would go on to win Super Bowl XLVIII.
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In 2013, the Baltimore Ravens drafted Kyle Juszczyk, fullback out of Harvard. Juszczyk spent four years with the Ravens before playing for the San Francisco 49ers. Throughout his seven-year career, Juszczyk has scored nine touchdowns on 1,740 yards from scrimmage. From 2016, Juszczyk has been a four-time Pro Bowler.
2019: Los Angeles Chargers, LB – Drue Tranquill, Notre Dame (PFWA All-Rookie Team)
2018: Philadelphia Eagles, DE – Josh Sweat, Florida State
2017: Houston Texans, OT – Julie'n Davenport, Bucknell
2016: Baltimore Ravens, OT – Alex Lewis, Colorado
2015: Seattle Seahwaks, OT – Terry Poole, San Diego State
2014: New England Patriots, RB – James White, Wisconsin
2013: Baltimore Ravens, FB – Kyle Juszczyk, Harvard (4x Pro Bowl)
2012: Baltimore Ravens, DB – Christian Thompson, South Carolina State
2011: Tennessee Titans, RB – Jamie Harper, Clemson
2010: Arizona Cardinals, DE – O'Brien Schofield, Wisconsin