Metairie, LA (Sports Network) - The New Orleans Saints signed four of their
draft picks on Thursday, one day before the start of rookie minicamp.
New Orleans agreed to contracts with safety Kenny Vaccaro, offensive tackle
Terron Armstead, wide receiver Kenny Stills and linebacker Rufus Johnson.
Vaccaro, the 15th overall pick out of the University of Texas, is the first
safety the Saints have ever selected in the first round.
The 22-year-old started 32 of 51 games played for the Longhorns, while
registering 264 tackles -- 16 of which came for a loss -- and five
interceptions over his four-year career.
Armstead was chosen with New Orleans' 75th overall pick in the third-round out
of Arkansas-Pine Bluff of the FCS. He started the final 32 contests of his
college career and registered the fastest 40-year dash time (4.71) for an
offensive lineman in the history of the NFL Scouting Combine this past
Stills was a fifth-round selection, while Johnson was taken in the sixth
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