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New Orleans Saints draft history: 2008 draft

2008 draft yielded a number of key contributors for the New Orleans Saints

The 2008 draft yielded a number of key contributors for the New Orleans Saints most notably Tracy Porter, a second-round pick from Indiana who would become one of the star's of the team's Super Bowl victory over the Indianapolis Colts in 2010. The first-round pick, defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis, was a solid starter and the Saints' really hit on their second fifth-round pick, guard Carl Nicks. He became a key starter for the Saints before signing with the Buccaneers in free agency.

Name Pos. Pick College
Sedrick Ellis DT 7 USC Choice from New England
Tracy Porter CB 40 Indiana

78 Traded to NE along with first-round 

pick (#10) for first round pick (#7) and 

fifth round pick (#164)

#113 Traded to N.Y. Jets for LB Jonathan Vilma
DeMario Pressley DT 144 NC State Choice from Detriot

146 Traded to Detroit along with seventh-round pick

(#218) for fifth-round pick (#144)

Carl Nicks T/G 164 Nebraska Choice from NE
Taylor Mehlhaff K 178 Wisconsin
Adrian Arrington  WR 237 Michigan Choice from GB for sixth-round pick in '09 draft

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