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New Orleans Saints 2019 NFL Draft Day Two Notes

  • New Orleans made one pick on Friday, April 26; with the 48th overall pick in the second round of the draft, they chose center Erik McCoy out of Texas A&M.
  • McCoy is only the fourth player ever selected by New Orleans out of Texas A&M, the first since DB Kary Vincent was selected in the sixth round of the 1992 NFL Draft.
  • While only four Saints have been drafted out of Texas A&M and no former Aggies are currently on the roster, McCoy will have plenty of company from the coaching staff. Defensive Coordinator Dennis Allen, Assistant Head Coach/Tight Ends Dan Campbell, Secondary Coach Aaron Glenn and Defensive Assistant Michael Hodges all played for the Aggies.
  • The 6-4, 315-pound McCoy finished his career at Texas A&M, starting all 39 games that he appeared in (37 at center, two at guard), anchoring the middle of the Aggies offensive line. Blocking for the Southeastern Conference's leading rusher in 2018 and for an offense that rushed for over 2,000 yards each of the last three seasons. In his three seasons with the Aggies, McCoy never missed a contest.
  • As a redshirt junior in 2018, The Lufkin, Texas native started all 13 games and was a team captain as the Aggies gained 6,131 total net yards, paving the way for the Southeastern Conference's leading rusher in Trayveon Williams. The Aggies offensive gained 500-or more yards of total offense in five games. He was selected as the Aggies' Offensive Most Valuable Player.

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