Fleur-De-Lis Fever | The Saints’ Worst Drafts in the Past 15 Years

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Published: April 19, 2009

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... worst list without first setting some parameters. 

First, I decided to narrow down the list to the past 15 years. Then, I decided that it would be unfair to consider the past two draft classes after just one or two years in the NFL.

 

Dishonorable Mention: 2001

In 2001, the Saints picked one of its best players of all time, Deuce McAllister.  Other than that, though, Jim Haslett's second draft was a disaster.

The last five picks (Kenny Smith, Moran Norris, Onome Ojo, Mitch White, and Ennis Davis) averaged less than five starts per season in their careers. The last three never played in an NFL game.

Players the Saints could have had instead: Steve Smith (74th overall), Kareem McKenzie (79th overall), and TJ Houshmandzadeh (204th overall).

 

No. 3: 1997

If you were to tell me that my favorite team was able to grab the Heisman Trophy winner and runner-up in the s...

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