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