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NFL draft history: A look at the 78th pick

Charting the last 10 players selected at 78


The New Orleans Saints have nine selections in this year's draft, including the 78th pick. Here is a look at the last 10 players selected with the 78th pick in the NFL draft:

2014: G Spencer Long, Nebraska to Washington 

2013: WR Marquise Goodwin, Texas to Buffalo 

2012: TE Michael Egnew, Missouri to Miami

2011: WR Austin Pettis, Boise State to St. Louis

2010: WR Brandon LaFell, LSU to Carolina 

2009: G Louis Vasquez, Texas Tech to San Diego

2008: LB/DE Shawn Crable, Michigan to New England

2007: WR James Jones, San Jose State to Green Bay

2006: WR Travis Wilson, Oklahoma to Cleveland

2005: LB Kirk Morrison, San Diego State to Oakland

Over the last 10 drafts, wide receivers have been selected five times… Long contributed on special teams as a rookie in 2014....Goodwin has contributed on offense and in the return game in two seasons in Buffalo…Egnew contributed in 18 games with five starts in his first two seasons in Miami and will compete for a roster spot in Pittsburgh in 2015…In four seasons in St. Louis, Pettis caught 107 balls for 1,034 yards and nine touchdowns...LaFell has played in 74 contests with 49 starts and has posted 241 receptions for 2,228 yards and 18 touchdowns. He enjoyed his most prolific season in 2014 for the Super Bowl champion Patriots with 74 grabs for 952 yards and seven touchdowns...Vasquez was selected to the 2014 Pro Bowl and has opened all 86 career games he's played in at right guard or right tackle…Crable played in six games for New England in 2010…Jones has caught 383 passes for 4,971 yards with 43 touchdowns and led the NFL with 14 scoring grabs in 2012…Morrison enjoyed an eight-year NFL career, where he appeared in 112 games with 95 career starts…Seven of the last 10 players selected with the 78th pick are still in the NFL.

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