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Saints trade up to 48, select OL Erik McCoy from Texas A&M

Aggies center helped team gain 6,131 total yards in 2018

With the 48th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Saints selected center Erik McCoy from Texas A&M. In a trade with the Dolphins, the Saints also received Pick 116 and sent Pick 62, 202 and a Round 2 selection in 2020 to Miami.

Check out the full biography for Erik McCoy:

2018 (JUNIOR): Started and was a team captain all 13 games, helping the Aggies gain 6,131 total yards … paved the way for the SEC's leading rusher in Trayveon Williams … led the Texas A&M offense in gaining 500-or-more yards of total offense in five games … given the Offensive Unselfish Leader Award at the team's annual banquet … named the SEC's Offensive Lineman of the Week following Texas A&M's victory over No. 8 LSU … named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List and the Allstate AFCA Good Words Team Watch List … given the Offensive Leadership Award, Offensive MVP Award, Junior Academic Award and Strength and Conditioning Offensive Aggie Award at the team's annual banquet.

2017 (SOPHOMORE): Started every game, lining up at center for 11 of 13 games and guard in the other two games … helped the Aggies average 406.8 yards per game with 155.6 rushing and 251.2 passing … assisted the offense in gaining 350 or more yards of total offense in eight games … helped the Aggies gain a season-high 382 yards on the ground in the opener at UCLA.

2016 (FRESHMAN): Started all 13 games at center for the Aggies ... named to the Freshman All-SEC team ... earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors after a standout performance in his first career start against UCLA ... helped clear the way for a balanced Aggie offense that gained 467.0 yards per game, with 211.8 rushing and 250.0 passing yards per game ... offense rushed for more than 200 yards in seven games and had 350-plus yards vs. Arkansas and Tennessee.

2015: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Todd Quick at Lufkin High School ... as a senior, McCoy graded out at 95 percent with an impressive 27 pancakes and 34 knockdowns ... first-team all-district pick and earned second-team all-state honors ... also a first-team all-district pick as a junior.

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