The Saints have used their top pick in the NFL draft for an offensive lineman for the second straight year.
New Orleans drafted Michigan center Cesar Ruiz, 6-3 307. Last year, the Saints used their first pick, in the second round on center Erik McCoy from Texas A&M.
In 2017, the Saints drafted offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk with the 32nd pick, the final pick of the first round.
In 2015, the Saints selected guard Andrus Peat in the first round.