NEW ORLEANS -- The Saints have signed six members of their draft class, including their first round pick -- Marcus Davenport.
Davenport, along with OT Rick Leonard, DBs Natrell Jamerson and Kamrin Moore, RB Boston Scott and OL Will Clapp are all under contract with the team ahead of rookie minicamp.
The Saints moved up from No. 27 to No. 14 to draft Davenport, a Defensive End out of Texas-San Antonio.
During his final season, Davenport was voted Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year and first-team all-conference. He started all 11 games and posted 55 tackles (30 solo) and set school records with 17.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and eight QB hurries.
Leonard, the Saints’ fourth round draft choice out of Florida State, started all 13 games in 2017 at right tackle after transitioning from defensive end, helping Seminoles running back Cam Akers break the program’s freshman rushing yardage record (1,024 yards).
Jamerson, the Saints’ fifth round draft pickout of Wisconsin, opened all 14 games at safety in 2017, when he posted 51 stops, 3.5 tackles for loss, ten passes defensed and two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown.
Moore, a DB out of Boston College, was selected as a captain by his teammates in 2017, recording 50 tackles, two stops for loss, nine passes defensed and one fumble recovery.
Scott, an RB out of Louisiana Tech, played in all 13 games with six starts and racked up 1,047 yards rushing and eight touchdowns and posted 20 receptions in 2017 for 181 yards and a touchdown, earning All-Conference USA Honorable Mention honors.
Clapp, the Saints’ seventh round draft choice out of LSU, opened all 13 games at center, for the Tigers in 2017 where he was a first-team All-SEC selection and a Rimington Trophy finalist.