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Saints draft Miami defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad in the 6th round

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The New Orleans Saints have selected Miami defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad with their last pick of the draft. 

The Saints have finished out their 2017 draft class with five defensive players and two offensive players. They did not have a pick in the fourth and fifth rounds and do not have another draft pick in the seventh round after making a a trade on Friday. 

For their final pick of round three Friday, the Saints selected defensive end Trey Hendrickson from Florida Atlantic University.

For pick 76, the Saints drafted Florida outside linebacker Alex Anzalone.

The Saints drafted Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara as their first pick of the third round of the NFL Draft. 

Kamara finished his 2016 season with 1188 all-purpose yards and 13 touchdowns. 

In the second round of the NFL Draft, the Saints had the 10th pick and went for Marcus Williams, a safety out of Utah. 

The 6-foot-1, 202-pound Williams, picked 42nd overall on Friday night, intercepted five passes in 11 games last season and also had five interceptions in 2015, when he was selected first-team All-Pac-12.

The Saints have now used two of their first three draft choices to bolster a secondary which struggled last season, as New Orleans ranked last in the NFL in yards passing allowed.

New Orleans used its top pick, the 11th overall, to take cornerback Marshon Lattimore on Thursday night.

Williams joins a position group that includes former first round draft choice Kenny Vaccaro, second-round pick Vonn Bell, recently re-acquired veteran free agent Rafael Bush and Erik Harris.

New Orleans also is slated to have two picks in Friday night's third round, the latter coming from New England as part of a trade in March that sent receiver Brandin Cooks to the Patriots.

Head Coach Sean Payton made no secret that improving the Saints' defense was his priority. New Orleans led the league in offense but still finished 7-9 for a third straight season.

The Saints ranked 27th in defense last season, allowing 375.4 yards per game, and ranked last in yards allowed passing.

The 6-foot, 193-pound Lattimore was the first cornerback selected. He was a first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2016, when he had four interceptions. That was his first full season with the Buckeyes after overcoming nagging hamstring injuries.

For the 32nd pick, the Saints selected Ryan Ramczyk, an offensive lineman out of Wisconsin. 

Picking Ramczyk marks the second time in three years the Saints have taken an offensive tackle in the first round. The Saints took Andrus Peat in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Ramczyk is the seventh first-round tackle taken by the Saints. Including Peat, Ramczyk joins Jammal Brown (2005), Kyle Turley (1998), Willie Roaf (1993), Jim Dombrowski (1986) and Stan Brock (1980).

Ramczyk is the ninth University of Wisconsin Badger drafted by the Saints. But he is the first opening round pick from Wisconsin.

Ramczyk, six feet six inches tall, weighing 314 pounds, started at left tackle all 14 games in 2016 for Wisconsin.

He earned consensus first-team All-America and first-team All-Big Ten honors.

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