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New Orleans Saints draft recap: 2017 draft

In the first round, the New Orleans Saints selected cornerback Marshon Lattmore from Ohio State. Lattimore went on to have 52 tackles, 18 pass deflections and five interceptions in his rookie campaign which landed him as the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Tackle Ryan Ramczyk was selected in the first round as the 32nd pick from Wisconsin. Ramczyk was an opening-game starter who played every offensive snap and was pivotal in the success of the offensive line, which suffered multiple injuries.

Safety Marcus Williams was selected in the second round as the 42nd pick and was an opening-game starter who had four interceptions and 57 tackles. Running back Alvin Kamara was the biggest steal from the third round. Kamara was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and scored a franchise rookie record 14 touchdowns. Kamara and Mark Ingram went on to make running back history for the Saints by tallying more than 1,500 yards each.

Linebacker Alex Anzalone was selected in the third round and started the first four games before a shoulder injury ended his season. Defensive end Trey Hendrickson was also a third-round selection who went on to have two sacks and forced a fumble. Defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad was the final pick up in the sixth-round and played in four games during the 2017 season.

Assistant General Manager/College Scouting Director Jeff Ireland played a large role in the Saints winning the 2017 Best NFL Draft Award. In fact, the Saints were the first team to have NFL Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year since 1967.

NAME

COLLEGE

POS

PICK

DETAILS

Marshon Lattimore

Ohio State

CB

11

Ryan Ramczyk

Wisconsin

T

32

Acquired from the Brandin Cooks trade to New England

Marcus Williams

Utah

S

42

Alvin Kamara

Tennessee

RB

67

Alex Anzalone

Florida

LB

76

Trey Hendrickson

Florida Atlantic

OLB

103

Acquired from the Brandin Cooks trade to New England

Al-Quadin Muhammad

Miami

DE

196

Photos of the Saints' 2017 Draft Picks.

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