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New Orleans Saints Draft Day 2 Notebook

Tidbits from the Rounds 2 and 3 of the draft

• Since the NFL Draft switched to a three-day format in 2010, New Orleans' six picks in the first two days, are the most by the club during that time in the first two days of a draft.

• Among these six picks, two come from the Big 10 (cornerback Marshon Lattimore-Ohio State and tackle Ryan Ramcyzk-Wisconsin), two from the Southeastern Conference (running back Alvin Kamara-Tennessee and linebacker Alex Anzalone-Florida), one from Conference USA (defensive end Trey Hendrickson-Florida Atlantic) and one from the Pac-12 (Safety Marcus Williams-Utah).

• The only pick New Orleans has remaining on Saturday for the final day is a sixth round draft pick (196th overall). The Washington Redskins hold their fifth round selection from a 2016 draft day trade, which they used to acquire the 120th overall pick to select defensive lineman David Onyemata. They fourth round pick (103rd) is held by the New England Patriots, as part of a trade where New Orleans acquired the Patriots' first round choice (32nd overall) and third round pick (103rd overall) in exchange for the fourth rounder and wide receiver Brandin Cooks. As part of the trade to acquire the 67th overall pick today, New Orleans sent San Francisco their seventh round pick (229th overall).

• New Orleans made four picks this evening; with the 42nd overall pick in the second round, they chose Williams out of Utah, with the 67th overall choice in the third which they acquired from San Francisco in exchange for their 2017 seventh round choice (229th overall) and a 2018 second round pick, they picked Kamara, with the 76th overall choice in the third, they selected Anzalone and with the 103rd overall pick in the third, they selected Hendrickson.

• Williams was the fourth New Orleans selection out of Utah all-time and was the first Saints draft selection from the Utes since they picked tight end Henry Lusk in the seventh round (246th overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft.

• Williams is a Corona, Calif. native who played three seasons at the University of Utah, played in 37 games with 30 starts and recorded 189 career tackles (125 solo), 11 interceptions and 19 passes defensed.

• In 2016, Williams was a second-team All-Pac 12 selection as he started all 11 games he played in and finished second in the conference with a team-high five interceptions, added eight passes defensed and also posted two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

• In 2015, Williams started all 13 games at his free safety position and posted 66 tackles, ranked second in the conference with five interceptions and added two tackles for loss and one fumble recovery as he captured first-team All-Pac 12 honors.

• Williams' selection was announced at NFL Draft headquarters in Philadelphia by former Saints kicker and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2017 Morten Andersen.

• The 11th player selected from Tennessee by New Orleans all-time, Kamara played two seasons for the Volunteers from 2015-16 and played in 24 career games, carrying 210 times for 1,294 yards (6.2 avg.) with 16 touchdowns, caught 74 passes for 683 yards with seven touchdowns and also returned 26 punts for 284 yards (10.9 avg.) with one touchdown.

• In 2016, he appeared in 11 games with seven starts and finished the year with a team-high 1,188 all-purpose yards (596 rushing, 392 receiving, 184 punt return, 16 kickoff return) and 13 total touchdowns. He finished tied for third in the Southeastern Conference in total touchdowns scored (13), seventh in all-purpose yards and ninth in total points (78).

• In 2015, Kamara played in all 13 games for Tennessee, rushing for 69 yards with seven touchdowns. His 6.5 yards per carry average ranked third in the SEC. He caught 34 passes for 291 yards with three touchdowns and also brought back a punt for a score for eight total TDs.

• In Tennessee's matchup at Texas A&M on October 8, 2016, his 312 all-purpose yards set a new Tennessee record and were the second most by an FBS player in 2016. The yardage came on 18 carries for 127 yards and 161 receiving yards on a career-high eight catches, as well as eight punt return yards and 16 kickoff return yards. He score three touchdowns in the contest.

• Kamara's selection was announced by former Saints wideout Lance Moore at the draft proceedings in Philadelphia.

• Anzalone, who declared for the draft after his redshirt junior season in 2016, is the ninth player selected from the University of Florida.

• A native of Wyomissing, Pa., he started the first eight games in 2016 before suffering a forearm injury and ranked third on the team with 53 tackles and tallied three sacks, two passes defensed and one fumble recovery.

• In 48 career games at Florida Atlantic, where he played defensive end, the 6-4, 270-pound Hendrickson recorded 130 tackles and 29 sacks. He's the first player ever selected by New Orleans from FAU.

• As a senior in 2016, he was named a first-team All-Conference USA selection for the second straight campaign, and claimed the league's Defensive MVP award, recording 50 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 15 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, two passes defensed and four blocked kicks, tied for the lead in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

• Hendrickson enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2015 as a junior, when he was named first-team All-Conference after he recorded 39 tackles, 13 sacks, which led Conference USA and was ranked second nationally in the FBS, 13.5 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

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