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NFL Draft history: Saints look back at the 98th pick

New Orleans Saints
22 Apr 2021, 06:11 GMT+10

See which NFL players were drafted with the 98th pick from 2011-2020 New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints

As we approach the 2021 NFL Draft on April 29-May 1, takes a look at the history of their overall pick positions and the players it brought into the league. The New Orleans Saints will have picks in Round 1 (28th overall), Round 2 (60th), Round 3 (98th and 105th), Round 4 (133rd), Round 6 (218th) and Round 7 (229th and 255th).

Over the last 10 drafts, defensive backs have been selected three times and tight ends and linebackers have been selected twice. The last 10 picks at 98th overall have combined for one All-Pro selection, one Pro Bowl selection, and a Super Bowl XLVII champion.


2020: Baltimore Ravens, LB - Malik Harrison, Ohio State

2019: Jacksonville Jaguars, LB - Quincy Williams, Murray State

2018: Houston Texans, TE - Jordan Akins, Central Florida

2017: Arizona Cardinals, WR - Chad Williams, Grambling State

2016: Denver Broncos, S - Justin Simmons, Boston College (All-Pro and Pro Bowler)

2015: Kansas City Chiefs, DB - Steven Nelson, Oregon State

2014: Green Bay Packers, TE - Richard Rodgers, California

2013: Philadelphia Eagles, QB - Matt Barkley, USC

2012: Baltimore Ravens, G - Gino Gradkowski, Delaware (Super Bowl XLVII Champion)

2011: Carolina Panthers, DB - Brandon Hogan, West Virginia

NFL Draft history: Saints look back at the 28th pick NFL Draft history: Saints look back at the 60th pick New Orleans Saints draft history: Review of 2017 selections New Orleans Saints draft history: Review of 2016 selections


After being selected 98th overall in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Broncos, Justin Simmons has appeared in 74 games with 64 starts totaling 373 tackles (279 solo), 2.0 sacks, 16 interceptions, returning one for a touchdown, 37 passes defensed, and one fumble recovery. Simmons earned second-team All-Pro honors in 2019 and was selected to his first Pro Bowl in 2020.

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