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Saints sign Jenkins, wrap up draft class

John Jenkins

Georgia defensive tackle John Jenkins works out for NFL football scouts during Georgia Pro Day, Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)


There’s not a trophy for getting all your draft picks signed quickly.

In fact, other than a team’s negotiator being able to go on vacation sooner, there’s not much motivation at all.

But the Saints joined the Lions in signing their entire draft class, when they inked third-round defensive tackle John Jenkins to a four-year deal.

The Saints signed first-round safety Kenny Vaccaro and their other three picks yesterday.

The 6-foot-3, 359-pound Jenkins could work his way into an early role at nose tackle, as the Saints transition to a 3-4 defense.