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NFL draft history: A look at the 31st pick

Charting the last 10 players selected at 31


The New Orleans Saints have nine selections in this year's draft, including the 31st pick. Here is a look at the last 10 players selected with the 31st pick in the NFL draft:

2014: CB Bradley Roby, Ohio State to Denver
2013: C Travis Frederick, Wisconsin to Dallas
2012: RB Doug Martin, Boise State to Tampa Bay
2011: DE Cameron Heyward, Ohio State to Pittsburgh
2010: DE Jerry Hughes, TCU to Indianapolis
2009: RB Beanie Wells, Ohio State to Arizona
2008: S Kenny Phillips, Miami (Fla.) to N.Y. Giants
2007: TE Greg Olsen, Miami (Fla.) to Chicago
2006: CB Kelly Jennings, Miami (Fla.) to Seattle
2005: DT Mike Patterson, USC to Philadelphia

Over the last 10 drafts, defensive ends, running backs and cornerbacks have been selected two times apiece…Roby made two picks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a nickelback as a rookie in 2014...Frederick has played 2,107 snaps in the past two seasons....Doug Martin was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2012 as a rookie, recording 1,450 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards for 1,926 total yards from scrimmage…Heyward, the son of former Saints RB Craig "Ironhead" Heyward has not missed a game for the Steelers in four seasons and posted a carreer-high 7.5 sacks in 2014 as a 3-4 end...Hughes has found his niche in Buffalo the past two seasons, recording 10 sacks each campaign...Wells led the Cardinals in rushing twice in four seasons...Currently with New Orleans, in six seasons with the Giants, Phillips has posted 265 tackles (191 solo), 26 passes defensed, eight interceptions, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries...Olsen has been one of the most productive tight ends in the NFL over the last eight seasons, recording 465 receptions for 5,188 yards and 42 touchdowns…In six NFL seasons, Jennings posted two interceptions, one sack, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries…Patterson has enjoyed a 10-year NFL career and has recorded 16.5 career tackles, four forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries, while serving as a quality run-stopper...eight of the last 10 players selected with the 31st pick are still in the NFL.

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