Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Kenny Vaccaro (Texas) is introduced as the number fifteen overall pick to the New Orleans Saints during the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints Sign First-Rounder Kenny Vaccaro, Three Others

With NFL teams around the league working hard to get their rookie class under contract with rookie minicamps coming up, a number of teams have signed a bulk of their 2013 NFL Draft classes. The latest team to announce a number of signings is the New Orleans Saints, who signed first-round pick Kenny Vaccaro. With the deal, Vaccaro becomes the first first-round draft pick to ink a contract.

Along with Vaccaro, the Saints were able to agree to deals with three other members of the rookie class.

The other signees include: Arkansas Pine-Bluff offensive tackle Terron Armstead (second-round), Oklahoma wide receiver Kenny Stills (fifth-round) and Tarlton State linebacker Rufus Johnson (sixth-round).

That leaves third-round defensive tackle John Jenkins out of Georgia as the lone unsigned draft pick.

Vaccaro will provide an immediate boost to the Saints secondary and it was crucial to get him under contract and in camp. His speed and versatility is going to be very welcomed in the defensive backfield. It would not be a surprise to see Vaccaro beat out veteran Roman Harper as the starting safety across from Malcolm Jenkins.

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