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NFL draft history: A look at the 44th pick

Charting the last 10 players selected at 44

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The New Orleans Saints have nine selections in this year's draft, including the 44th pick. Here is a look at the last 10 players selected with the 44th pick in the NFL draft:
 
2014: T Cyrus Kouandijio, Alabama to Buffalo
2013: DT Kawann Short, Purdue to Carolina
2012: G/T Jeff Allen, Illinois to Kansas City
2011: WR Titus Young, Boise State to Detroit
2010: DE Lamarr Houston, Texas to Oakland
2009: QB Pat White, Ohio State to Arizona
2008: RB Matt Forte, Tulane to Chicago
2007: WR Sidney Rice, South Carolina to Minnesota
2006: WR Sinorice Moss, Miami (Fla.) to N.Y. Giants
2005: RB J.J. Arrington, California to Arizona
 
Over the last 10 drafts, wide receivers have been selected three times… Kouandijio appeared in one game as a rookie in 2014...Short moved into a starting spot at midseason and played a key role in Carolina's defensive resurgence, posting 3.5 sacks, with one more in the postseason, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries, while serving as an outstanding run-stopper....Allen has started 28 games at left guard and right tackle for Kansas City since being drafted…In two seasons in Detroit, Young posted 81 grabs for 990 yards with 10 touchdowns…Houston has started 68 of 72 games he's appeared in in five seasons and has posted 17 sacks, four forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries...Since entering the NFL in 2008, Forte, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, has been one of the NFL's most productive running backs, with his 11,431 total yards from scrimmage leading the NFL over the period...Rice posted 83 grabs for 1,312 yards with eight touchdowns in 2009 as he was selected to the Pro Bowl…Moss was a key contributor to the Giants offense in New York's Super Bowl XLII Championship campaign…Arrington handled kickoff return and third down back duties on Arizona's Super Bowl XLIII club...eight of the last 10 players selected with the 44th pick are still in the NFL.
 


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