The margin of error in the 2013 NFL Draft just got a bit smaller smaller for the New Orleans Saints as it was reported today that they will indeed lose another pick on top of the loss of their 2nd round one that was due because of the bounty punishments.
The Saints will not have their 7th round pick because of a trade with the Seattle Seahawks for linebacker Barrett Ruud who wasn’t on the team long before he was released and then picked up by the Houston Texans.
Ruud was brought in because of injuries to the linebacking corps in late August of 2012 and appeared in three games for the Saints before he was released on October 8, 2012. He registered zero tackles and because of the lack of production, the thought was that maybe the Saints would keep the 7th rounder for this year.
Unless the Saints make a trade of some kind prior to the draft, they will only have picks in the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th rounds this year.