April 30, 2012

Close the Book on the Mark Ingram Trade

The picks involved in the 2011 first round trade between the Saints and Patriots are settled.

The Saints traded back into the first round for a second pick - targeting Heisman Trophy winner Alabama RB Mark Ingram.

The Saints gave up their second round pick, the 56th overall in 2011, and the Patriots selected Cal RB Shane Vereen.

The Saints also gave up their first round pick in 2012, which turned out to be the 27th overall pick.  The Patriots traded that pick and the 93rd overall pick to move up to acquire Syracuse DE Chandler Jones.

The Bengals picked Wisconsin G Kevin Zeitler with the Saints' original pick, 27th overall.

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