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New Orleans Saints draft history: Review of 2013 selections

Three rookies from the Saints 2013 draft class made an immediate impact for New Orleans


Safety Kenny Vaccaro was a first-round pick out of Texas and went on to thrive, earning PFWA All-Rookie Team honors in his first NFL season. Offensive tackle Terron Armstead was a third-round choice in the New Orleans Saints' 2013 NFL draft and was a standout performer when he broke into the starting lineup his rookie season. Armstead, a 6-foot-5, 304-pounder out of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, started a total 78 games for the Black and Gold during his eight-season tenure in New Orleans. Wide receiver Kenny Stills played in 16 games (10 starts) during his rookie campaign, collecting 32 receptions for 641 yards and five touchdowns in his NFL debut.

Saints 2013 draft summary:

The Black and Gold selected Vaccaro with the 14th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. After not having a selection in the second round, the Saints made two selections in the third round. New Orleans selected Armstead with the 75th overall pick. He is now with the Miami Dolphins. Defensive tackle John Jenkins was drafted quickly after with the 82nd overall pick, which was acquired from Miami in exchange for the Saints fourth round pick (109th overall). In the fifth round (144th overall), New Orleans selected receiver Kenny Stills, who is currently a free agent. Tarleton State graduate Rufus Johnson was drafted by the Black and Gold in the sixth round (183rd overall) of the 2013 draft. In the final round, New Orleans traded its seventh round pick (220th overall) to Seattle in exchange for linebacker Barrett Ruud.

Check out photos of New Orleans Saints tackle Terron Armstead in action during the 2020 NFL season.

2013 New Orleans Saints draft picks:

Table inside Article
Pick # Position Player College
14 S Kenny Vaccaro Texas
75 T Terron Armstead Arkansas-Pine Bluff
82 DT John Jenkins (choice from Miami) Georgia
144 WR Kenny Stills Oklahoma
183 LB Rufus Johnson Tarleton State

2013 New Orleans Saints Draft Pick Trades:

Table inside Article
Pick # Trade Details
109 Traded to Miami
220 Traded to Seattle in exchange for linebacker Barrett Ruud

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