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NFL Draft History: A Look at the 42nd Overall Pick

Check out a recap of the past 10 years of draft selections using the Saints' current picks

42: Over the last 10 drafts, offensive tackles and wide receivers have each been selected twice...After recording two sacks and being named the defensive MVP of the 2015 Poinsettia Bowl, his final collegiate game, Correa appeared in nine games with one start in his first season in Baltimore, totaling three tackles (two solo), one pass defensed, one forced fumble and one special teams tackle…Over two seasons in Atlanta, the former Louisiana State standout Collins has recorded 40 tackles (37 solo), two interceptions, 10 passes defensed and five special teams stops over 24 games played with eight starts…Becoming an integral part of the Eagles offense immediately upon being drafted, Matthews has appeared in all but two games over his three seasons in Philadelphia, making 35 starts and posting 225 receptions for 2,673 (11.9 avg.) and 19 touchdowns. He has accumulated at least 800 receiving yards in each of his three season with the Eagles…Signing with Denver during the 2017 offseason, Watson appeared in 27 games with 17 starts for Oakland from 2013-16, missing the entire 2015 season with an Achilles injury…Starting 32-of-38 games played from 2012-14 for Miami and San Francisco, Martin spent some of the 2015 offseason with Carolina before retiring due to a back injury...Originally drafted by Houston, Reed has spent the last two seasons with Atlanta, totaling 248 tackles (147 solo), 16.5 sacks, one interception, 11 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries over 88 games with 64 starts in six NFL seasons…A two-time Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI), four-time Pro Bowler and four-time first-team All-Pro, Gronkowski has proven to be one of the most dynamic offensive players in the National Football League. Named the 2014 NFL Comeback Player of the Year, Gronkowski has started 75-of-88 games played over his seven-year career, totaling 405 receptions for 6,095 yards with 68 touchdowns, the third-highest touchdown total for a tight end in NFL history. His 1,327 yards and 17 touchdown receptions in 2011 are the highest single-season totals for a tight end in league history…A three-time Pro Bowler and 2012 first-team All-Pro, Byrd has appeared in 106 games with 98 starts and recorded 546 stops (3811 solo), four sacks, 25 interceptions, with two brought back for touchdowns, 40 passes defensed, 14 forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries over eight NFL seasons. In 2009, his nine interceptions led the league and set a new Bills rookie record…A former Virginia Tech standout, Royal has become a versatile player in his nine seasons in the NFL, scoring at least one touchdown in each of his previous NFL campaigns. Originally drafted by Denver, Royal has also spent time with San Diego and Chicago, accumulating 4,357 yards and 28 touchdowns on 408 receptions, 275 yards on 35 attempts, 1,354 yards and three touchdowns on 131 punt returns and 1,375 yards and one touchdown on 57 kick returns…Winning Super Bowl XLVI as a member of the New York Giants, Tony Ugoh played in 40 games with 28 starts over his four-year NFL career.

2016: LB – Kamalei Correa, Boise State to Baltimore

2015: CB – Jalen Collins, Louisiana State to Atlanta

2014: WR – Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt to Philadelphia

2013: OT – Menelik Watson, Florida State to Oakland

2012: OT – Jonathan Martin, Stanford to Miami

2011: DE – Brooks Reed, Arizona to Houston

2010: TE – Rob Gronkowski, Arizona to New England

2009: S – Jairus Byrd, Oregon to Buffalo

2008: WR – Eddie Royal, Virginia Tech to Denver

2007: OT – Tony Ugoh, Arkansas to Indianapolis

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