Where will the New Orleans Saints be picking in the 2018 NFL Draft?

Unfortunately, after losing to the Minnesota Vikings, 29-24, in heartbreaking fashion on Sunday in the Divisional Round of the NFC Playoffs, we now know the answer to that question.

The Saints are penciled in with the 27th-overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.

That draft placement became final with a heartbreaking divisional-round playoff loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Positions 1-28 are official, with positions 29-32 to be determined by the outcome of the NFC/AFC Championship Games, as well as the Super Bowl.

The four divisional-round losers were assured of picking between the 25-28 spots.

The Saints, who finished 11-5 in the regular season, will select behind two of the other losing teams from the Divisional Round, the Tennessee Titans (9-7) and the Atlanta Falcons (10-6).

Picking one spot behind the Saints will be the Pittsburgh Steelers, who went 13-3 during the regular season.

Only three times in franchise history have the Saints entered the draft with the #27 pick, and only once have they ever selected a player in that spot.

In 2007, they selected receiver Robert Meachem out of Tennessee.

In 2012, the Saints surrendered the 27th-overall pick to the New England Patriots, after trading for running back Mark Ingram in 2011.

In 2014, the Saints entered the draft with the 27th-overall pick, before trading up to pick #20 to select receiver Brandin Cooks.

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