NFL Draft: Saints select nine picks, four LSU Tigers get drafted

NFL Draft: Saints select nine picks, four LSU Tigers get drafted

Chicago, IL (WAFB) - The New Orleans Saints entered the 2015 NFL Draft with nine picks. At least nine players with Louisiana ties were drafted, including four LSU Tigers.

The Saints had two first-round selections, the 13th and 31st overall picks. They had three more on Friday with 12th (44th overall) in the second and and 11th and 14th (75th and 78th overall) in the third.

New Orleans finished up the last day of the draft with four picks: 12th and 18th (148th and 154th overall) in the fifth round, 11th (187th overall) in the sixth round and 13th (230th overall) in the seventh round.

The Saints traded their 11th pick (187th overall) in the sixth round and a sixth-round pick in 2016 to the Washington Redskins for the 31st pick (167th overall) of the 5th round.

The Saints gained the 154th overall pick from the Kansas City Chiefs in a trade for Guard Ben Grubbs.

The 78th overall pick came from the Dolphins as part of a trade that sent WR Kenny Still to Miami for LB Danelle Ellerbe.

The second of the two first-round picks came from a trade with the Seattle Seahawks for tight-end Jimmy Graham.


  1. Tampa Bay: Jameis Winston, QB from Florida St.
  2. Tennessee: Marcus Mariota, QB from Oregon
  3. Jacksonville: Dante Fowler, Jr., DE from Florida
  4. Oakland: Amari Cooper, WR from Alabama
  5. Washington: Brandon Scherff, OT from Iowa
  6. New York Jets: Leonard Williams, DE from USC
  7. Chicago: Kevin White, WR from West Virginia
  8. Atlanta: Vic Beasley, LB from Clemson
  9. New York Giants: Ereck Flowers, OT from Miami
  10. St. Louis: Todd Gurley, RB from Georgia
  11. Minnesota: Trae Waynes CB from Michigan St.
  12. Cleveland: Danny Shelton, DT from Washington
  13. New Orleans Saints: Andrus Peat, OT from Stanford 
  14. Miami: DeVante Parker, WR from Louisville
  15. San Diego (from San Francisco): Melvin Gordon, RB from Wisconsin
  16. Houston: Kevin Johnson, CB from Wake Forest
  17. San Francisco (from San Diego): Arik Armstead, DT from Oregon
  18. Kansas City: Marcus Peters, CB from Washington
  19. Cleveland (from Buffalo): Cameron Erving, C from Florida St.
  20. Philadelphia:  Nelson Agholor, WR from USC
  21. Cincinnati: Cedric Ogbuehi, OT from Texas A&M
  22. Pittsburgh: Bud Dupree, LB from Kentucky
  23. Denver (from Detroit): Ray Shane, DE from Missouri
  24. Arizona: D.J. Humphries, OT from Florida
  25. Carolina: Shaq Thompson, LB from Washington
  26. Baltimore: Breshad Perriman, WR from Central Florida
  27. Dallas: Byron Jones, CB from Connecticut
  28. Detroit (from Denver): Laken Tomlinson, G from Duke
  29. Indianapolis: Phillip Dorsett, WR from Miami
  30. Green Bay: Damarious Randall, S from Arizona State
  31. New Orleans Saints (from Seattle): Stephone Anthony, LB from Clemson 
  32. New England: Malcom Brown, DT from Texas


  1. New York Giants (from Tennessee): Landon Collins, S from Alabama 
  2. Tampa Bay: Donovan Smith, OT from Penn St.
  3. Oakland: Mario Edwards, Jr., DT from Florida St.
  4. Jacksonville: T.J. Yeldon, RB from Alabama
  5. New York Jets: Devin Smith, WR from Ohio St. 
  6. Washington: Preston Smith, DE from Mississippi St.
  7. Chicago: Eddie Goldman, DT from Florida St.
  8. Tennessee (from New York Giants): Dorial Green-Beckham, WR from Missouri 
  9. Carolina (from St. Louis): Devin Funchess, WR from Michigan
  10. Atlanta: Jalen Collins, DB from LSU 
  11. Houston (from Cleveland): Benardrick, ILB from Mississippi St.
  12. New Orleans Saints: Hau'oli Kikaha, LB from Washington 
  13. Minnesota: Eric Kendricks, LB from UCLA 
  14. San Francisco: Jaquiski Tartt, S from Samford
  15. Philadelphia (from Miami): Eric Rowe, CB from Rowe
  16. San Diego: Denzel Perryman, LB from Miami
  17. Kansas City: Mitch Morse, OG from Missouri
  18. Buffalo: Ronald Darby, CB from Florida St.
  19. Cleveland (from Houston): Nate Orchard, DE from Utah
  20. Miami (from Philadelphia): Jordan Phillips, NT from Oklahoma
  21. Cincinnati: Jake Fisher, OT from Oregon
  22. Detroit: Ameer Abdullah, RB from Nebraska
  23. Baltimore (from Arizona): Maxx Williams, TE from Minnesota
  24. Pittsburgh: Senquez Golson, CB from Mississippi
  25. St. Louis (from Carolina): Rob Havenstein, OT from Wisconsin
  26. Arizona (from Baltimore): Markus Golden, DE from Missouri
  27. Denver: Ty Sambrailo, OT from Colorado St.
  28. Dallas: Randy Gregory, LB from Nebraska 
  29. Tampa Bay (from Indianapolis): Ali Marpet, C from Hobart & William Smith
  30. Green Bay: Quinten Rollins, CB from Miami (OH)
  31. Seattle: Frank Clark, DE from Michigan
  32. New England: Jordan Richards, S from Stanford


  1. Indianapolis (from Tampa Bay): D'Joun Smith, CB from Florida Atlantic
  2. Tennessee: Jeremiah Poutasi, T from Utah
  3. Jacksonville: A.J. Cann, G from South Carolina
  4. Oakland: Clive Walfordm TE from Miami
  5. Seattle (from Washington): Tyler Lockett, WR from Kansas St.
  6. Houston (from New York Jets): Jaelan Strong, WR from Arizona St.
  7. Chicago: Hroniss Grasu, C from Oregon
  8. St. Louis: Jamon Brown, OT from Louisville
  9. Atlanta: Tevin Coleman, RB from Indiana
  10. New York Giants: Owamage Odighizuwa, DE from UCLA  
  11. New Orleans Saints: Garrett Grayson, QB from Colorado St. 
  12. Kansas City (from Minnesota): Chris Conley, WR from Georgia
  13. Cleveland: Duke Johnson, RB from Miami
  14. New Orleans Saints (from Dolphins): P.J. Williams, CB from Florida St.
  15. San Francisco: Eli Harold, OLB from Virginia
  16. Detroit (from Minnesota through Kansas City): Alex Carter, CB from Stanford
  17. Buffalo: John Miller, OG from Louisville
  18. New York Jets (from Houston): Lorenzo Mauldin, OLB from Louisville
  19. San Diego: Craig Mager, CB from Texas St.
  20. Philadelphia: Jordan Hicks, OLB from Texas
  21. Cincinnati: Tyler Kroft, TE from Rutgers
  22. Arizona: David Johnson, RB from Northern Iowa
  23. Pittsburgh: Sammie Coates, WR from Auburn
  24. Vikings (from Detroit): Danielle Hunter, DE from LSU
  25. St. Louis (from Carolina): Sean Mannion, QB from Oregon St.
  26. Baltimore: Carl Davis, DT from Iowa
  27. Dallas: Chaz Green, OT from Florida
  28. Denver: Jeff Heuerman, TE from Ohio St.
  29. Indianapolis: Henry Anderson, DE from Stanford
  30. Green Bay: Ty Montgomery, WR from Stanford
  31. Washington (from Seattle): Matt Jones, RB from Florida
  32. Cleveland (from New England): Xavier Cooper
  33. New England (compensatory selection): Geneo Grissom, DE Oklahoma
  34. Kansas City (compensatory selection): Steven Nelson, CB from Oregon St.
  35. Cincinnati (compensatory selection): Paul Dawson, LB from TCU


  1. Tennessee: Angelo Blackson, DT from Auburn
  2. New England (from Tampa Bay): Trey Flowers, DE from Arkansas
  3. Carolina (from Oakland): Daryl Williams, OG from Oklahoma
  4. New York Jets (from Jacksonville): Bryce Petty, QB from Baylor 
  5. Jacksonville (from New York Jets), James Sample, S from Louisville
  6. Washington: Jamison Crowder, WR from Duke
  7. Chicago: Jeremy Langford, RB from Michigan St.
  8. Atlanta: Justin Hardy, WR from East Carolina
  9. Tennessee (from New York Giants): Jalston Fowler, FB from Alabama
  10. Indianapolis (from Tampa Bay through St. Louis): Clayton Geathers, S from Central Florida
  11. Minnesota: T.J. Clemmings, OT from Pittsburgh
  12. New England (from Cleveland): Tre' Jackson, OG from Florida St.
  13. Washington (from Seattle through New Orleans): Arie Kouandjio, G from Alabama
  14. Detroit (from Philadelphia through San Francisco and Buffalo): Gabe Wright, DT from Auburn
  15. Miami: Jamil Douglas, OG from Arizona State
  16. Cleveland (from Buffalo): Ibraheim Campbell, S from Northwestern
  17. Arizona (from Cleveland through Houston): Rodney Gunter, DT from Delaware St.
  18. San Francisco (from San Diego): Blake Bell, TE from Oklahoma
  19. Kansas City: Ramik Wilson, LB from Georgia
  20. St. Louis (from Philadelphia): Andrew Donnal, T from Iowa
  21. Cincinnati: Josh Shaw, CB from USC
  22. Pittsburgh: Doran Grant, CB from Ohio St.
  23. Baltimore (from Detroit): Za'Darius Smith, DE from Kentucky
  24. Cleveland (from Arizona): Vince Mayle, WR from Washington St.
  25. Tampa Bay (from Oakland through Carolina): Kwon Alexander, LB from LSU 
  26. Baltimore: Javorius Allen, RB from USC
  27. San Francisco (from Denver): Mike Davis, RB from USC
  28. Dallas: Damien Wilson, LB from Minnesota
  29. Oakland (from Tampa Bay through Indianapolis): Jon Feliciano, OG from Miami
  30. Green Bay: Jake Ryan, OLB from Michigan
  31. Seattle: Terry Poole, OG from San Diego St.
  32. New England: Shaq Mason, C from Georgia Tech
  33. San Francisco (compensatory selection): DeAndre Smelter, WR from Georgia Tech
  34. Denver (compensatory selection): Max Garcia, C from Florida
  35. Seattle (compensatory selection): Mark Glowinski, OG from West Virginia
  36. Cincinnati (compensatory selection): Marcus Hardison, DE from Arizona St.
  37. Baltimore (compensatory selection): Tray Walker, CB from Texas Southern


  1. Atlanta (from Minnesota through Tampa Bay and Buffalo): Grady Jarrett, DT from Clemson
  2. Tennessee: David Cobb, RB from Minnesota
  3. Jacksonville: Rashad Greene, WR from Florida St.
  4. Oakland: Ben Heeney, LB from Kansas
  5. Washington: Martrell Spaight, LB from Arkansas
  6. Chicago (from New York Jets): Adrian Amos, S from Penn St.
  7. Minnesota (from Detroit through Denver and Chicago): MyCole Pruitt, TE from Southern Illinois
  8. New York Giants: Mykkele Thompson, S from Texas
  9. Miami (from Philadelphia through St. Louis): Bobby McCain, CB from Memphis
  10. Minnesota (from Atlanta): Stefon Diggs, WR from Maryland
  11. Green Bay (from New England through Cleveland): Brett Hundley, QB from UCLA
  12. New Orleans Saints: Davis Tull, DE from Chattanooga
  13. Miami (from Minnesota): Jay Ajayi, RB from Boise St.
  14. Miami: Cedric Thompson, S from Minnesota
  15. Indianapolis (from San Francisco): David Parry, NT from Stanford
  16. New York Jets (from Houston): Jarvis Harrison, G from Texas A&M
  17. San Diego: Kyle Emanuel, DE from North Dakota St.
  18. New Orleans Saints (from Kansas City): Tyeler Davison, DT from Fresno St.
  19. Buffalo: Karlos Williams, RB from Florida St.
  20. Miami (from Philadelphia): Tony Lippett, WR from Michigan St.
  21. Cincinnati: C.J. Uzomah, TE from Auburn
  22. Arizona (from Baltimore through Detroit): Shaquille Riddick, DE from West Virginia
  23. Arizona: J.J. Nelson, WR from Alabama-Birmingham
  24. Pittsburgh: Jesse James, TE from Penn St.
  25. Oakland (from Carolina): Neiron Ball, OLB from Florida
  26. Tampa Bay (from Baltimore): Kenny Bell, WR from Nebraska
  27. Dallas: Ryan Russell, DE from Purdue
  28. Denver: Lorenzo Doss, CB from Tulane
  29. San Francisco (from Indianapolis): Bradley Pinion, P from Clemson
  30. New England (from Green Bay): Joe Cardona, LS from Navy
  31. New Orleans Saints (from Washington through Seattle): Damian Swann, DB from Georgia
  32. Detroit (from Tampa Bay through New England): Michael Burton, FB from Rutgers
  33. Carolina (compensatory selection): David Mayo, LB from Texas St.
  34. Seattle (compensatory selection): Tye Smith, CB from Towson
  35. Baltimore (compensatory selection): Nick Boyle, TE from Delaware
  36. Kansas City (compensatory selection): D.J. Alexander, OLB from Oregon St.
  37. Kansas City (compensatory selection): James O'Shaughnessy, TE from Illinois St.
  38. Carolina (compensatory selection): Cameron Artis-Payne, RB from Auburn
  39. Houston (compensatory selection): Keith Mumphery, WR from Michigan St.
  40. Baltimore (compensatory selection): Robert Myers, OG from Tennessee St.


  1. Tennessee: Deiontrez Mount, OLB from Louisville
  2. New England (from Tampa Bay): Matthew Wells, LB from Mississippi St.
  3. Oakland: Max Valles, OLB from Virginia
  4. Jacksonville: Michael Bennett, DT from Ohio St.
  5. Washington (from Seattle through New York Jets): Kyshoen Jarrett, S from Virginia Tech
  6. Washington: Tevin Mitchel, CB from Arkansas
  7. Chicago: Tayo Fabuluje, OG from TCU
  8. Tampa Bay (from St. Louis): Kaelin Clay, WR from Utah
  9. Minnesota (from Atlanta): Tyrus Thompson, OT from Oklahoma
  10. New York Giants: Geremy Davis, WR from Connecticut
  11. Washington (from New Orleans Saints): Evan Spencer, WR from Ohio St.
  12. Buffalo (from Minnesota): Tony Steward, OLB from Clemson
  13. Cleveland: Charles Gaines, CB from Louisville
  14. San Francisco: Ian Silberman, OG from Boston College
  15. Philadelphia (from Miami): JaCorey Shepherd, CB from Kansas
  16. San Diego: Darius Philon, DT from Arkansas
  17. Minnesota (from Kansas City): B.J. Dubose, DE from Louisville
  18. Buffalo: Nick O'Leary, TE from Florida St.
  19. Cleveland (from Houston): Malcolm Johnson, TE from Mississippi St.
  20. Philadelphia: Randall Evans, CB from Kansas St.
  21. Cincinnati: Derron Smith, FS from Fresno St.
  22. Cleveland (from Arizona): Randall Telfer, TE from USC
  23. Pittsburgh: Leterrius Walton, DT from Central Michigan
  24. Detroit: Quandre Diggs, CB from Texas
  25. St. Louis (from Carolina): Bud Sasser, WR from Missouri
  26. New England (from Cleveland through Baltimore): A.J. Derby, TE from Arkansas
  27. Denver: Darius Kilgo, NT from Maryland
  28. Baltimore (from Dallas): Darren Walter, WR from Georgia Tech
  29. Indianapolis: Josh Robinson, RB from Mississippi St.
  30. Green Bay: Aaron Ripkowski, FB from Oklahoma
  31. Indianapolis (from Seattle): Amarlo Herrera, ILB from Georgia
  32. Tennessee (from New England): Andy Galilk, C from Boston College
  33. Seattle (compensatory selection): Obum Gwacham, DE from Oregon St.
  34. Green Bay (compensatory selection): Christian Ringo, DE from University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  35. Houston (compensatory selection): Reshard, Cliett, OLB from South Florida
  36. Pittsburgh (compensatory selection): Anthony Chickillo, DE from Miami
  37. Green Bay (compensatory selection): Kennard Backman, TE from Alabama-Birmingham
  38. Seattle (compensatory selection): Krisjan Sokoli, DT from Buffalo
  39. St. Louis (compensatory selection): Cody Wichmann, OG from Fresno St.
  40. Houston (compensatory selection): Christian Covington, DT from Rice
  41. Kansas City (compensatory selection): Rakeem Nunez-Roches, DT from Southern Missouri


  1. Oakland (from Tampa Bay): Anthony Morris, T from Tennessee St.
  2. Cleveland (from New England through Tennessee): Hayes Pullard, ILB from USC
  3. Jacksonville: Neal Sterling, WR from Monmouth
  4. Oakland: Andre Debose, WR from Florida
  5. Washington: Austin Reiter, C from South Florida
  6. New York Jets: Deon Simon, NT from Northwestern St. 
  7. St. Louis (from New York Jets through Chicago): Bryce Hager, ILB from Baylor
  8. Atlanta: Jake Rodgers, OT from Eastern Washington
  9. New York Giants: Bobby Hart, OG from Florida St.
  10. St. Louis: Martin Ifedi, DE from Memphis
  11. Minnesota: Austin Shepherd, OT from Alabama
  12. Jacksonville (from New York Jets through Houston and Cleveland): Ben Koyack, TE from Notre Dame
  13. New Orleans Saints: Marcus Murphy, RB from Missouri 
  14. Tampa Bay (from Detroit through Miami and Baltimore): Joey Iosefa, FB from Hawaii
  15. Minnesota (from San Francisco through Miami): Edmond Robinson, OLB from Newberry
  16. Kansas City: Da'Ron Brown, WR from Northern Illinois
  17. Buffalo: Dezmin Lewis, WR from Central Arkansas
  18. Houston: Kenny Hillard, RB from LSU
  19. Dallas (from San Diego): Mark Nzeocha, OLB from Wyoming
  20. Philadelphia: Brian Mihalik, DE from Boston College
  21. Cincinnati: Mario Alford, WR from West Virginia
  22. Pittsburgh: Gerod Holliman, FS from Louisville
  23. Detroit: Corey Robinson, OT from South Carolina
  24. Cleveland (from Arizona): Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB from Oregon
  25. Oakland (from Carolina): Dexter McDonald, CB from Kansas
  26. Dallas (from Baltimore): Laurence Gibson, OT from Virginia Tech
  27. San Francisco (from Indianapolis through Dallas): Trenton Brown, OG from Florida
  28. Tennessee (from New York Giants through Denver): Tre McBride, WR from William & Mary
  29. Dallas (from San Francisco through Indianapolis): Geoff Swaim, TE from Texas
  30. New England (from Green Bay): Darryl Roberts, CB from Marshall
  31. Seattle: Ryan Murphy, DB from Oregon St.
  32. Atlanta (from New England through St. Louis): Akeem King, DB from San Jose St.
  33. Denver (compensatory selection): Trevor Siemian, QB from Northwestern
  34. Denver (compensatory selection): Taurean Nixon, DB from Tulane
  35. Denver (compensatory selection): Josh Furman, LB from Oklahoma St
  36. New England (compensatory selection): Xzavier Dickson, DE from Alabama
  37. San Francisco (compensatory selection): Rory Anderson, TE from South Carolina
  38. Indianapolis (compensatory selection): Denzelle Good, T from Mars Hill
  39. Arizona (compensatory selection): Gerald Christian, TE from Louisville

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