Head coach Sean Payton said the Saints tried to trade into slot 26 in the first round to acquire Ohio State running back Beanie Wells.
That picked belong to the New England Patriots. The Patriots later traded the 26th pick to Green Bay.
Payton said if the Saints had made the deal, it would have included a pick or picks from the 2010 draft.
As of 7 pm, the Saints were still working to acquire a pick in the second round. Currently the Saints have two fourth round picks, and a seventh round selection.