The Saints announced that they have signed linebacker Stephone Anthony. The No. 31 overall pick was one of the last holdouts for New Orleans in this year’s draft class.
Anthony, 22, was widely projected as a second round pick but found his way into the first round after impressing New Orleans brass throughout the draft process. In 2014, the Clemson star was a consensus first-team All-ACC selection as he recorded a team-high 90 tackles (61 solo), 10.5 stops for loss, 2.5 sacks, one interception, four passes defensed and two forced fumbles in 13 games with 12 starts. Anthony also led the Tigers with 131 tackles in 2013 as a junior.
With Anthony under contract, the Saints have now inked all of their picks with the exception of first-round tackle Andrus Peat.