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Saints first picks under Mickey Loomis and Sean Payton

Sheldon Rankins, DT/FILE (Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Sheldon Rankins, DT/FILE (Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

It's one of the most optimistic days of the year for Saints fans.

The 2017 NFL Draft kicks off tonight in Philadelphia and the Black and Gold have two picks in the first round.

If things stay as they are, it will be the third time in the Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis era the team makes two number one selections.

So just how has Payton and Loomis done with their first round picks? Here's the list of their number one picks.

  • 2006      2     Reggie Bush         Running back         Southern California    
  • 2007      27   Robert Meachem   Wide receiver         Tennessee
  • 2008      7     Sedrick Ellis          Defensive tackle    Southern California
  • 2009      14   Malcolm Jenkins    Defensive back      Ohio State      
  • 2010      32   Patrick Robinson   Cornerback             Florida State    
  • 2011      24   Cameron Jordan   Defensive end         California      
  • 2011      28   Mark Ingram Jr.    Running back        Alabama
  • 2012             No pick       
  • 2013      15   Kenny Vaccaro    Strong safety          Texas    
  • 2014      20   Brandin Cooks     Wide receiver         Oregon State
  • 2015      13   Andrus Peat         Offensive tackle      Stanford
  • 2015      31   Stephone Anthony  Linebacker           Clemson
  • 2016      12   Sheldon Rankins   Defensive tackle     Louisville

Where are the Saints picking in the 2017 NFL Draft? Click here.

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