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Andrew's post on who were the worst picks the Saints ever had inspired me to write a little post of myself. I looked at a possible scenario where the Saints had not drafted the guy they picked but had drafted another guy that was drafted later, next man up. Couple of rules: the player must be the Saints' first pick of that year and he must be compared to the same position. Since record keeping gets bad the further back I go, I could only cover about 25 years back.
This is part 1 in which I look at where the Saints should have drafted the next man up.
My overall feeling: The Saints have had better or equal a lot of times. They were bad maybe, but the next man up was just as bad or worse. They have missed out only 4 times in 1985-2010. 2011 & 2012 picks have not yet played enough to say something about them.
5: There is no real nr 5. Nothing conclusive and substantial anyway.
4: 1987 Shawn Knight NT #11. We have read from Andrews post that he sucked. T...
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Every once in a while I like to make a post on Saints history to educate some of our younger/newer fans as well as relive the past of our team. Every once in a while I also let my morbid curiosity get the best of me, and that's why I pondered who exactly were the absolute worst draft picks in Saints' history? You think the Saints have had some bad draft picks in the Sean...
So this might explain why the New Orleans Saints have so much trouble scouting defensive players. Memo to Sean Payton: When operating binoculars, you look through the little end and out the big end.
H/T SB Nation
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Picking the best non 1st round draft picks for the Saints was a fun exercise, but a very difficult one too. There is no way I could come up with a 10 top list, too many good players to name. So I decided to do 20. Some great Saints players on here. I hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane, or the history lessen if you're a newer/younger Saints fan.
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Following on from news in regards to Ben Grubbs restructured contract as reported by Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com, the New Orleans Saints are continuing to work toward getting under the salary cap, they made another move.
The Saints have cleared an additional $2.05 million in cap space by restructuring the contract of linebacker David Hawthorne.Hawthorne had been scheduled to receive...
It's not often that we get to post binocular fails here on Outside the Boxscore but check out New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton having a bit of an issue with a pair today during the NFL Combine in Indianapolis:
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Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze lost a major piece of his recruiting puzzle when Wesley McGriff left Oxford for the New Orleans Saints.
2012 was always primed to be the ‘lost season’ in Louisiana. Anybody who thought that the players could react to the revolving door within the coaching staff thanks to the Bountygate scandal and not miss a step was always going to be wide off the mark. They only had to look at the period after Sean Payton broke his leg during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game in 2011 to know that...
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