Associated Press photos of new Saints DE Al-Quadin Muhammad
• New Orleans made only one pick Saturday, April 29; with the 196th overall pick in the sixth round, it picked University of Miami (Fla.) DL Al-Quadin Muhammad. The Washington Redskins held the Saints' fifth round selection from a 2016 draft day trade, which they used to acquire the 120th overall pick to select defensive lineman David Onyemata. The Saints' fourth round pick was sent to 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 Friday which it used to select University of Tennessee RB Alvin Kamara, New Orleans sent San Francisco their seventh round pick (229th overall) and a second round choice in 2018. This was the only trade New Orleans made on draft weekend.
• Overall out of the seven players selected by New Orleans, two players were taken from the Big 10 Conference (CB Marshon Lattimore-Ohio State and T Ryan Ramcyzk-Wisconsin), two from the Southeastern Conference (Kamara and LB Alex Anzalone-Florida) and one from the Atlantic Coast Conference (Muhammad), the Pac 12 (S Marcus Williams-Utah) and Conference USA (DE Trey Hendrickson, Florida Atlantic).
• Muhammad, 6-3, 256, is the sixth player ever selected by New Orleans from the University of Miami (Fla.)
• In 25 career games at Miami with seven starts, the New Jersey native recorded 62 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, seven, one forced fumble and one pass defensed.
• Muhammad enjoyed a breakout season in 2015, when he appeared in 12 games with seven starts, finishing third on the team with 54 tackles and leading the Hurricanes in tackles for loss (8.5) and sacks (five).