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Ellis fortifies Saints interior defense

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The New Orleans Saints took USC DT Sedrick Ellis of Southern California in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Get the basics of the selection right here and how this player ended up in New Orleans. Plus, find out what the Saints offered Kansas City in that failed deal and get expert analysis from Scout.com insiders Tom Marino and Adam Caplan.

The New Orleans Saints aggressively moved up three spots to take Southern Cal defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis in the first round of the NFL Draft on Saturday. Ellis (6-foot, 308 pounds) had 8 ½ sacks in his final season at USC. The Saints, who started the day at No. 10 overall, moved up to No. 7 after dealing New England the No. 10 pick and their third-round pick. In return, the Saints received...

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