Saints select Minnesota safety Jordan Howden in 5th round
The New Orleans Saints selected Minnesota safety Jordan Howden with the 146th pick in the fifth round of the 2023 NFL Draft on Saturday.
Weight: 206 lbs
Howden, a 6-foot, 203-pounder started 49 of the 58 career games. In five seasons at Minnesota, Howden made 240 tackles (168 solo) and had 5.5 tackles for loss while breaking up 20 passes and grabbing four interceptions.
Howden is a versatile and highly-experience who went from a walk-on to a five-year starter for the Gophers.
The Saints hosts Howden on a pre-draft Top 30 visit.
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