METAIRIE — The Saints moved to fill other areas of need Friday night with two third-round picks in the NFL draft as they selected Arkansas-Pine Bluff tackle Terron Armstead and Georgia defensive tackle John Jenkins.
The 6-foot-5, 306-pound Armstead, who was rated as the fifth-best tackle available by NFLDraftScout.com, was taken with the 75th overall selection by the Saints about three hours after the draft resumed Friday night.
The Saints, who did not have a selection in the second round, also picked up an extra third-round pick in two trades — one of them which sent running back Chris Ivory to the New York Jets — in order to get Jenkins.
The Saints received a fourth-round pick, the 106th pick overall, from the Jets. They then packaged that pick with their own fourth-rounder (No. 109), which went to the Miami Dolphins for the 82nd overall selection.
As a result, the Saints will have no selection in the fourth round when the draft resumes at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Barring another trade, they’ll have single picks in the fifth and sixth rounds at Nos. 144 and 183, respectively, as they earlier sent their seventh-round pick to the Seattle Seahawks for middle linebacker Barrett Ruud last summer. Ruud was later released.