NFL Draft Results: Kenny Vaccaro to New Orleans Saints with No. 15 Overall Pick

Al Bello

Meet the No. 15 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Kenny Vaccaro, safety out of Texas, and now the New Orleans Saints newest defensive back.

With the 15th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints have selected Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro.

Fate was on the side of the Saints, as teams ahead of them continued drafting tackles and guards, leaving quality defensive talent still on the board. Interesting, the Saints passed on both Sharrif Floyd and Jarvis Jones. That should show you how much they value Vaccaro.


Kenny Vaccaro

#4 / Safety / Texas Longhorns

6-1

218

senior

During his four years with Texas he had 231 tackles, 14 for a loss, 2 sacks, 5 interceptions, 24 passes defended, and 4 forced fumbles. Vaccaro was known not only for his coverage skills but his ability to make jarring tackles as well.

At the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine the 6'1", 218 lbs. Vaccaro ran a 4.63 40-yard dash, bench pressed 15 reps of 225 pounds, had a 38 inch vertical, a 121 inch broad jump, and was the top performer in the 20-yard shuttle with a time of 4.06 sec.

What do you guys think? Love it or hate it? Is this the end for Roman Harper?

Saints Remaining Draft Picks

  • Third-round: Pick 13 (75 overall)
  • Fourth-round: Pick 12 (109 overall)
  • Fifth-round: Pick 11 (144 overall)
  • Sixth-round: Pick 15 (183 overall)

2013 NFL Draft schedule:

Thursday, April 25 - 7:00 p.m. CT (Round 1 - 10 Minutes Per Pick)
Friday, April 26 - 5:30 p.m. CT (Round 2 - 7 Minutes, Round 3 - 5 Minutes Per Pick)
Saturday, April 27 - 11 a.m. CT (Rounds 4-7 - 5 Minutes Per Pick)
TV schedule: NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN2 will televise the draft.

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