- Associated Press - Friday, April 29, 2011

METAIRIE, LA. (AP) - The New Orleans Saints have made two more moves to bolster their defense, using a pair of third-round draft choices on Illinois linebacker Martez Wilson and Louisville cornerback Johnny Patrick.

Wilson, who was first-team All-Big Ten at Illinois in 2010, was taken 72nd overall on Friday night by New Orleans, which did not have a second-round choice after trading it to New England as part of a deal to acquire Mark Ingram in Thursday’s first round.

The 6-foot-4, 250-pound Wilson says he expects the Saints to let him compete for time at outside linebacker.

The 5-11, 191-pound Patrick was the third defensive player taken in the first four picks by the Saints, who began by selecting defensive end Cameron Jordan 24th overall.

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