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New Orleans Saints draft history: Review of 2012 selections

Akiem Hicks headlines Saints 2012 draft class with their first selection


The New Orleans Saints didn't have a pick in the 2012 NFL Draft until the third round when they picked defensive tackle Akiem Hicks out of Regina, a Canadian college. Hicks quickly became a key member of the Saints' defensive front. He was traded to New England in 2015 and moved to Chicago in 2016, where he has spent the past five seasons with the Bears.

Saints 2012 draft summary:

After trading away their 27th overall pick to New England, New Orleans didn't have a pick until the third round. The Black & Gold selected Hicks with their first pick of the 2012 NFL Draft. The Saints would draft wide receiver Nick Toon out of Wisconsin with the 122nd pick. In the fifth round, the Saints selected cornerback Corey White out of Samford College. Acquiring the 79th pick from Miami, New Orleans drafted guard Andrew Tiller out of the University of Syracuse. With their final pick in the 2012 draft, the Saints selected Marcel Jones, tackle out of Nebraska.

Photos taken at the Saints Facility on the opening night of the NFL Draft. Photos taken by Michael C. Hebert.

2012 New Orleans Saints Draft Picks:

Table inside Article
Pick # Position Player College
89 DT Akiem Hicks Regina
122 WR Nick Toon Wisconsin
162 CB Corey White Samford
179 G Andrew Tiller (choice from Miami) Syracuse
234 T Marcel Jones Nebraska

2012 New Orleans Saints Draft Pick Trades:

Table inside Article
Pick # Trade Details
27 Traded to New England

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