Originally posted on The Saints Nation  |  Last updated 2/25/13
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 Payton era, man, you have no idea how bad it has been before that. With that said I present to you my top 5 worst picks in Saints' history. Don't worry, I'll be sure to post my top 5 best sometime this week for those of you glass half full personalities out there. 5. Royce Smith, G, Georgia in 1972: Smith was drafted 7th overall and he was supposed to give the Saints some stability on the offensive line. Back then Archie Manning was the quarterback and continually running for his life and Smith was drafted to help protect him. Instead, Smith lasted 2 disaster seasons with the Saints before ditching town to the hated
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