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Saints, Patriots Draft Trade: New England Sends 2nd Round Pick to New Orleans to Move Up to 61 Overall

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The Saints trade back into the 2nd round with the Patriots to grab a player they really want!

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The New Orleans Saints have traded with the New England Patriots to get the 61st overall pick and get back into the 2nd round. The Saints gave up their 3rd round pick (78th overall) and 4th round pick (112th overall) to make the move up. Typical Saints method of operation so can't say I'm surprised.

The Saints have used their second 2nd round pick to select safety Vonn Bell from Ohio State.

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Saints 2016 NFL Draft Picks

Round Pick Overall Player
1 12 12 Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville
2 16 47 Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio St.
2 30 61 Vonn Bell, S, Ohio St.
5 13 152
7 16 237

Saints Team Needs

  • Defensive End
  • Defensive Tackle
  • Linebacker
  • Guard
  • Wide Receiver
  • Cornerback

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NFL Draft Schedule

Friday, April 29 - 6 p.m. CT (Round 2 - 7 Minutes, Round 3 - 5 Minutes Per Pick)

Saturday, April 30  - 11 a.m. CT (Rounds 4-6 - 5 Minutes Per Pick, Round 7 - 4 Minutes Per Pick)

NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN2 will televise the draft.

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