The Saints Pick Up Four Undrafted Rookies

Posted by | May 9, 2019 .

Devine Ozigbo, RB, Nebraska. The back played in 41 games for the Cornhuskers and started 21 contests over a three year period. The Texas native left school after rushing 419 times for 2,196 yards and 21 touchdowns on the ground while averaging 5.2 yards per carry. As a receiver, Ozigbo caught 49 passes for 488 yards. This past season, he led the Huskers with 155 carries for 1,082 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. A quality rushing and receiving prospect.

Kenny Bigelow, DT, West Virginia. After originally beginning his career at Southern California and recording three sacks in 19 games for the Trojans, he missed the 2014 and 2016 seasons because of injury. As a result, he was awarded a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA and transferred to West Virginia, starting all 12 games for the Mountaineers this past season, grabbing 20 tackles, two sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss, and a forced fumble. Sean Payton said the Saints would add defensive tackles to the team this year.

Jordan Wyatt, CB, Southern Methodist. A four year starter at school, Wyatt played in 44 games and started 41 of them, concluding his collegiate career with 146 tackles, 32 pass break ups, 11 intercepted passes, eight forced fumbles, two recovered fumbles, and one quarterback sack. Wyatt holds the SMU record for 289 interception return yards.

Jake Powell, TE, Monmouth. A three year starter at school, the New Jersey native represents another addition at the tight end position, an area of focus for the Saints, who also signed Jared Cook as a free agent and drafted Alize Mack from Notre Dame. Powell started 20 games and played in 26, catching 54 passes for 642 yards and scoring six touchdowns. He ranked first among tight ends in his conference as a junior, and despite playing just two games as a senior, scored twice off 15 catches.

Going into the draft, Loomis said that the Saints would be proactive when it came to signing undrafted free agents given their lack of draft picks, five in total this year.

Here is a rundown of who the Saints came away with from the 2019 NFL Draft.

1. Round 2, No. 48 overall: Erik McCoy, C, Texas A&M

2. Round 4, No. 105 overall: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, DB, Florida

3. Round 6, No. 177 overall: Saquan Hampton, S, Rutgers