Originally posted on The Saints Nation  |  Last updated 9/21/12
The title of this post says it all, so let's cut right to the chase. In the Sean Payton era, below are the defensive players that have been drafted by the Saints: Roman Harper (2006) 2nd round SS - Entering 7th season with the Saints, most as a starter. Should be considered a good player with some significant weaknesses in coverage.Rob Ninkovich (2006) 5th round DE/LB - Also a 7 year pro that only lasted 1 year in New Orleans. Found a home in New England and has been a 4 year starter that's blossomed in their system.Josh Lay (2006) 6th round CB - Lasted about a year on a couple NFL teams and now plays Arena Football.Usama Young (2007) 3rd round FS - Was a reserve for 4 years with Saints and is now a reserve for Browns.David Jones (2007) 5th round CB - Has played for four teams mostly as a backup. Did get some playing time with the Bengals. Now a free agent.Marvin Mitchell (2007) 7th round LB - Currently a reserve on the Minnesota Vikings. Has played for three teams mostly as a re...
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