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New Orleans Saints Drafted Defensive Linemen

The New Orleans Saints have selected 61 Defensive Linemen in their team history (50 drafts). The Saints have drafted 11 Defensive Linemen in the first round. The highest drafted DL was Johnathan Sullivan drafted in round 1 (#6 Overall) in 2003 out of Georgia. Some of the top drafted Saints Defensive Linemen were Elois Grooms drafted in round 3 in 1975 out of Tennessee Tech, Charles Grant drafted in round 1 in 2002 out of Georgia, Rickey Jackson drafted in round 2 in 1981 out of Pittsburgh, Jumpy Geathers drafted in round 2 in 1984 out of Wichita State and Mike Fultz drafted in round 2 in 1977 out of Nebraska. View all of the New Orleans Saints drafted Defensive Linemen throughout their history.
New Orleans Saints Drafted Defensive Linemen
Year Round Selection Player College
2016 5 154   Tyeler Davison   Fresno St.
2015 5 154   Tyeler Davison   Fresno St.
2013 3 82   John Jenkins   Georgia
2013 6 183   Rufus Johnson   Tarleton State
2012 3 89   Akiem Hicks   Regina (Canada)
2011 1 24   Cameron Jordan   California
2011 7 226   Greg Romeus   Pittsburgh
2010 4 123   Al Woods   Louisiana State
2008 1 7   Sedrick Ellis   USC
2008 5 144   DeMario Pressley   North Carolina State
2006 5 135   Rob Ninkovich   Purdue
2005 6 193   Jason Jefferson   Wisconsin
2005 7 232   Jimmy Verdon   Arizona State
2004 1 18   Will Smith   Ohio State
2004 5 139   Rodney Leisle   UCLA
2003 1 6   Johnathan Sullivan   Georgia
2003 5 155   Melvin Williams   Kansas State
2002 1 25   Charles Grant   Georgia
2002 7 224   Derrius Monroe   Virginia Tech
2001 3 81   Kenny Smith   Alabama
2000 2 33   Darren Howard   Kansas State
1998 4 99   Julian Pittman   Florida State
1998 7 239   Ron Warner   Kansas
1997 2 39   Jared Tomich   Nebraska
1996 3 70   Brady Smith   Colorado State
1995 4 108   Dameian Jeffries   Alabama
1994 1 13   Joe Johnson   Louisville
1994 5 142   Herman Carroll   Mississippi State
1993 6 165   Ronnie Dixon   Cincinnati
1993 8 221   Jon Kirksey   Sacramento State
1990 1 14   Renaldo Turnbull   West Virginia
1990 8 210   Derrick Carr   Bowling Green State
1989 1 19   Wayne Martin   Arkansas
1989 7 186   David Griggs   Virginia
1987 1 11   Shawn Knight   Brigham Young
1986 10 253   Jon Dumbauld   Kentucky
1986 11 284   Patrick Swoopes   Mississippi State
1984 2 42   Jumpy Geathers   Wichita State
1984 6 156   Don Thorp   Illinois
1983 4 98   Gary Lewis   Oklahoma State
1982 5 114   Tony Elliott   North Texas
1981 2 51   Rickey Jackson   Pittsburgh
1981 3 57   Frank Warren   Auburn
1981 5 128   Jerry Boyarsky   Pittsburgh
1981 12 305   Jim Wilks   San Diego State
1978 3 60   Barry Bennett   Concordia (Minn.)
1977 1 7   Joe Campbell   Maryland
1977 2 34   Mike Fultz   Nebraska
1977 12 315   Oakley Dalton   Jackson State
1975 3 63   Elois Grooms   Tennessee Tech
1973 2 29   Derland Moore   Oklahoma
1973 2 51   Steve Baumgartner   Purdue
1972 4 85   Mike Crangle   Tennessee-Martin
1971 11 262   Bob Pollard   Weber State
1970 3 62   Clovis Swinney   Arkansas State
1970 8 192   Larry Estes   Alcorn State
1969 2 45   Richard Neal   Southern University
1969 9 215   Joe Owens   Alcorn State
1968 1 7   Kevin Hardy   Notre Dame
1968 4 103   Dan Sartin   Mississippi
1967 2 53   Dave Rowe   Penn State
1967 6 159   Bo Wood   North Carolina
 
 
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