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Saints Select WR Tre'Quan Smith in Third Round of NFL Draft

UCF in the NFL Draft

Tre'Quan Smith was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft. (Photo: Derek Warden)
Tre'Quan Smith was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft. (Photo: Derek Warden)

The New Orleans Saints selected UCF wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith in the third round of the NFL Draft. Smith was selected with the 91st overall selection.

Smith heads down to Louisiana to play with Drew Brees and the vaunted Saints offense.

Here's the reaction from Saints GM Mickey Loomis following Smith's selection:

For Smith's pre-draft outlook, click here.

Smith is the second UCF Knight taken in this year's draft, and the ninth-ever UCF wideout taken. He is also the first UCF Knight ever to be drafted by the Saints.

Smith joins a Saints' receiving corps that had to be rebuilt after the glory days of their Super Bowl run. Three of the Saints' receivers are 25 years old, but Ted Ginn, Jr. is 33 and even though he's under contract through 2020, Smith's selection may make him expendable.

The Saints were a top-five passing team in 2017, but struggled on third downs at 37.6%, 19th in the NFL. Smith made his living on third down last year for UCF.

He is the first UCF wideout selected since Breshad Perriman in 2015.