A New Orleans Saints draft pick compendium under Sean Payton

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Jan 6, 2016; Metairie, LA, USA; Sean Payton talks to the media after announcing he will remain as the head coach for the New Orleans Saints during a press conference at the New Orleans Saints Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 6, 2016; Metairie, LA, USA; Sean Payton talks to the media after announcing he will remain as the head coach for the New Orleans Saints during a press conference at the New Orleans Saints Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports /
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The New Orleans Saints have had a total of 62 draft picks under Sean Payton since 2006. Have you ever wanted to have an in-depth look at the team’s draft history?

For starters, here’s a complete breakdown of the New Orleans Saints draft picks by round since 2006.

All data courtesy of Pro Football Reference.

The New Orleans Saints forfeited their 2012 second round and 2013 second round pick for their involvement of the alleged “Bounty Gate”.

Picks by round

  • 1st Round (11)
  • 2nd Round (5)
  • 3rd Round (10)
  • 4th Round (8)
  • 5th Round (13)
  • 6th Round (6)
  • 7th Round (9)

Draft trade impact since 2006

  • 2015
    • Traded Jimmy Graham and fourth round pick (#112 – Arie Kouandjio) to Seattle Seahawks for Max Unger and first round pick (#31 – Stephone Anthony)
    • Traded Kenny Stills to Miami Dolphins for Dannell Ellerbe and third round pick (#78 – P.J. Williams)
    • Traded Ben Grubbs to Kansas City Chiefs for fifth round pick (#154 – Tyeler Davison)
    • Traded sixth round pick (#187 – Evan Spencer) and 2016 sixth round pick to Washington Redskins for fifth round pick (#167 – Damian Swann)
  • 2014
    • Traded first round pick (#27 – Deone Bucannon) and third round pick (#91 – John Brown) to Arizona Cardinals for first round pick (#20 – Brandin Cooks)
    • Traded Darren Sproles to Philadelphia Eagles (acquired from New England Patriots) for fifth round pick (#169 – Ronald Powell)
  • 2013
    • Traded Chris Ivory to Jets for fourth round pick (#106 – Dion Sims)
    • Traded two fourth round picks (#106 – Dion Sims, #109 – David Bakhtiari) to Miami Dolphins for third round pick (#82 – John Jenkins)
    • Traded seventh round pick (#220 – Ryan Seymour) to Seattle Seahawks for Barrett Ruud
  • 2012
    • Traded Reggie Bush and sixth round pick (#196 – Jonte Green) to Miami Dolphins for Jonathon Amaya and sixth round pick (#179 – Andrew Tiller) [2011 trade]
  • 2011
    • Traded second round pick (#56 – Shane Vereen) and 2012 first round pick (#27 – Kevin Zeitler) to New England Patriots for first round pick (#28 – Mark Ingram)
    • Traded Jammal Brown and conditional fifth round pick (#155 – Niles Paul) to Washington Redskins for third round pick (#72 – Martez Wilson) and 2012 conditional sixth round pick (not exercised)
    • Traded conditional sixth round pick (#189-Mike Mohamed) to New England Patriots for David Thomas [2009 trade]
  • 2010
    • Traded fourth round pick (#130 – O’Brien Schofield) and sixth round pick (#201 – Jorrick Calvin) to Arizona Cardinals for fourth round pick (#123 – Al Woods)
    • Traded 2011 fourth round pick (#121 – Chris Prosinski) to Jacksonville Jaguars for fifth round pick (#158 – Matt Tennant)
  • 2009
    • Traded seventh round pick (#222 – Pat McAfee) and 2010 fifth round pick (#163 – Reshad Jones) to Philadelphia Eagles for fifth round pick (#164 – Thomas Morstead)
    • Traded conditional second round pick (#45 – Clint Sintim) and fifth round pick (#151 – Rhett Bomar) for Jeremy Shockey [2008 trade]
  • 2008
    • Traded first round pick (#10 – Jerod Mayo) and third round pick (#78 – Shawn Crable) to New England Patriots for first round pick (#7 – Sedrick Ellis) and fifth round pick (#164 – Carl Nicks)
    • Traded fifth round pick (#146 – Jerome Felton) and seventh round pick (#218 – Caleb Campbell) to Detroit Lions for fifth round pick (#144 – DeMario Pressley)
    • Traded 2009 sixth round pick (#187 – Brandon Underwood) to Green Bay Packers for seventh round pick (#237 – Adrian Arrington)
    • Traded fourth round pick (#113 – Dwight Lowery) and 2009 conditional third round pick (#76 – DeAndre Levy) for Jonathan Vilma and 2009 conditional third round pick (#118-Stanley Arnoux)
  • 2007
    • Traded second round pick (#58 – Ikaika Alama-Francis) to Detroit Lions for third round pick (#66 – Usama Young) and fifth round pick (#145 – David Jones)
    • Traded fourth round pick (#123 – Fred Bennett) and fifth round pick (#163 – Brandon Frye) to Houston Texans for fourth round pick (#107 – Antonio Pittman)
    • Traded Donte’ Stallworth to Philadelphia Eagles for Mark Simoneau for 2007 conditional fourth round pick (#125 – Jermon Bushrod) [2006 trade]
    • Traded sixth round pick (#199 – Drew Mormino) to Miami Dolphins for Olindo Mare
    • Traded seventh round pick (#237-Alan Ball) to Dallas Cowboys for Scott Shanle
  • 2006
    • Traded second round pick (#34 – D’Qwell Jackson) to Cleveland Browns for Jeff Faine and second round pick (#43 – Roman Harper)
    • Traded first round pick (#16 – Travis Johnson) and 2006 third round pick (#66 – Eric Winston) to Cleveland Browns for 2005 first round pick (#13-Jammal Brown) [2005 trade]
    • Traded fourth round pick (#99 – Max Jean-Gilles) to Philadelphia Eagles for Hollis Thomas and fourth round pick (#108 – Jahri Evans)
    • Traded J.T. O’Sullivan, 2005 second round pick (#51 – Nick Collins) to Green Bay Packers for Mike McKenzie and 2006 conditional sixth round pick (#174 – Josh “Bernard” Lay) [2004 trade]
    • Traded Wayne Gandy to Atlanta Falcons for Bryan Scott and conditional 2007 seventh round pick (#220 – Marvin Mitchell)

Saints draft breakdown of picks grouped by class since 2006

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  • Offensive and specialist breakdown: WR (7), OT (6), RB (4), G (3), QB (2), OL (2), C (1), K (1), P (1), TE (1)
  • Defensive breakdown: DB (13), LB (6), DT (5), DE (4), CB (2), OLB (2), DL (1), ILB (1)

All 62 picks for the Saints under Sean Payton, with the proper representation by collegiate conference/area

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  • Big Ten (13)
  • ACC (12)
  • SEC (10)
  • Pac-12 (10)
  • D1-AA (5)
  • D2 (5)
  • Big 12 (3)
  • MAC (2)
  • MWC (2)
  • AAC (1)
  • Other (1)
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