Posted April 26, 2013 on
Projected as the top safety all through the process by analysts and coaches alike, Kenny Vaccaro was unsurprisingly the first safety off the board when the New Orleans Saints selected him 15th overall.

Saints Nation: Saints Trade Chris Ivory to Jets, Trade up in Draft for John Jenkins

That was a crazy scenario of events that just happened. The Saints were able to milk out a 4th round draft pick out of the Jets for Chris Ivory, but they then used that pick and coupled it with their own 4th round pick to move up in the third round and draft nose tackle John Jenkins out of Georgia. Wow. Jenkins is a big big man in the 350 pound range, and as much as you hear me talk...

The New Orleans Saints bolster the middle of their secondary add S Kenny Vaccaro

The New Orleans Saints overhaul the back-end of their defense by selecting with the 15th overall pick Kenny Vaccaro the star safety out of Texas. He is an excellent tackler with strong closing speed that head coach Sean Payton loves . One of the best all-around athletes at the position and has the game tape to prove it. Vaccaro, who ran a 4.63 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine...

Vaccaro Goes 15th To Saints

Kenny Vaccaro was selected 15th by the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night, making him the 16th first-round pick in Mack Brown's tenure at Texas.

Saints Nation: When Saints Playing Down to Competition

Today I'm going to touch on something that suddenly came to me whilst watching NFL Total Access. I was sitting there thinking about the Draft coming up and how bad the Jets are going to be this year, and I got to thinking, "I would not at all be surprised if they went 0-16". That lead me to think that it would not happen because every year, without fail, any team in...

Drew Brees might’ve spilled beans on Chris Ivory trade

Drew Brees: Super Bowl winning quarterback, restauranteur, and ... scoopster? It appears to be the case. During a video interview with, Brees presumably let the cat out of the bag, quasi-confirming that the Saints have traded running back Chris Ivory to the Jets. "I've heard [the trade] has happened, with the Jets," he said, before backpedaling. "But...

St Paul Saints to hold umpireless exhibition game

The St Paul Saints of the American Association indy league are at it again. The Saints have been known for goofy promotions for years, and on May 11th against the Gary SouthShore RailCats, they're going to crank things up to another level and play without umpires. Balls and strikes will be called from behind the mound by a judge, complete with a robe and a gavel that he&...

Saints select DE Rufus Johnson in 6th round

The New Orleans Saints selected small-school defensive end Rufus Johnson with their sixth-round pick in the NFL draft. The 6-foot-5, 272-pound Johnson played at Division II Tarleton State in Texas. Last season, he had 50 tackles, including 17.5 tackles for losses, 10 of them sacks. He was named the Lone Star Conference defensive lineman of the year. With his selection on Saturday...

New Orleans Saints Select Safety Kenny Vaccaro in First Round

1.15 New Orleans Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas, (6-0, 214) The Saints were plentiful as far as team needs go this year, with the secondary being one of the top needs. In a division where passing is dominant with the Buccaneers, Panthers and Falcons, the Saints shored up the secondary with a physical Vaccaro. Vaccaro has a few concerns being able to keep up with the quicker receivers in...

Jets acquire RB Ivory from Saints for 4th-rounder

The New York Jets have acquired running back Chris Ivory from the New Orleans Saints for a fourth-round draft pick. The Jets were rumored for weeks to be in the mix for Ivory, even after they signed versatile Mike Goodson as a free agent. New York now has Ivory, Goodson, Bilal Powell and Joe McKnight in their backfield. Ivory was undrafted out of Tiffin in 2010 and wound up leading...

New Orleans Saints select Kenny Vaccaro, SS, Texas, 15th overall

With the 15th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints selected Kenny Vaccaro, strong safety, Texas. Given the abundance of elite defensive tackle talent still on the board, this may prove to be one of the most controversial picks of the first round. Bio Vaccaro played four years with Texas, starting 32 games [...]The post New Orleans Saints select Kenny Vaccaro, SS, Texas...

Jets Trade for New Orleans RB Chris Ivory

It's Official. The New York Jets have parted with a 4th round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, in exchange for Saints RB Chris Ivory. Ivory had been subject to much trade speculation, as he has shown much talent and promise in limited 'go's' in the Saints offense. With such a crowded backfield with Pierre Thomas, among others, the Saints were willing to deal the...

2013 NFL Draft Round 15 – New Orleans Saints

With the 15th selection of the 2013 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints select Kenny Vaccaro, Safety out of Texas. This is a player that can have an immediate impact for the Saints. His freshman year he appeared in all 13 games, both as a safety and on special teams. He made 19 tackles, blocked 1 punt and also forced a fumble in a game vs. Texas A&M. In his sophomore year, he saw...

New York Jets Trade For Chris Ivory

The New York Jets completed a long rumored trade today, securing New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory for a fourth round pick from the New Orleans Saints. Ivory has averaged 5.1 yards per carry throughout his career, with his best season coming in 2010 when he had 137 carries for 716 yards with 5 touchdowns. An immensely physical runner with big play capability, Ivory immediately...
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