Originally posted on The Saints Nation  |  Last updated 2/26/13
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. The next ...
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