METAIRIE, La. — The Saints will have five picks in April’s draft despite having traded away this year’s first-round pick in 2011 and losing the second-round selection through the bounty penalties levied by the NFL.
New Orleans’ first pick will be late in Friday’s third round, pick No. 89 overall.
It won’t select again until pick No. 122 in the fourth round.
The other picks: No. 162 in the fifth round, pick No. 179 in the sixth round and No. 234 in the seventh and final round.
The sixth-round selection is a swap with Miami that comes from the Reggie Bush trade prior to the 2011 season. Miami will pick at the No. 196 spot.