The Saints select Marcus Davenport a defensive end from UTSA with the 14th overall pick. New Orleans traded their first round pick at 27, and next year’s first round pick (2019) along with a fifth round pick to move in the draft. Sports Illustrated graded Davenport as the 12th overall player in the draft.
Davenport started 34 games for UTSA and was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year. He set a program record 17.5 tackles for a loss this season to go along with 8.5 sacks.