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Sean Payton explains why Saints were surprised to get both Marcus Williams, Alvin Kamara

INDIANAPOLIS — The New Orleans Saints had an incredible 2017 draft class, and as the process played out, coach Sean Payton was surprised how the board fell in their favor.

Before the draft, Payton thought the 42nd overall pick in the second round would be a good spot to pick Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara. The expectation that Kamara or other talented players would be available was a reason the Saints didn’t want to trade the second-round pick away, perhaps in a potential Malcolm Butler deal.

However, when the Saints were on the clock, another player they’d given a first-round grade was still available, Utah safety Marcus Williams.

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