In this episode, we talk about the best first round pick in the history of the New Orleans Saints. We also break a tie for the Saints' worst ever first round pick.
Willie Roaf: The #8 overall pick in the 1993 Draft is one of the greatest offensive tackles in NFL history. 11 Pro Bowls, 4-time First Team All-Pro, Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2012.
Shawn Knight : The #11 overall pick in the 1987 Draft played 10 games with 0 starts for the Saints before being traded to the Denver Broncos. Knight was out of the league after the 1989 season.
Russell Erxleben: The #11 overall pick in the 1979 Draft was a kicker/punter. Yes, a kicker/punter went 11th overall. It's the highest a kicker or punter has been selected since the NFL-AFL merger. (And why not? He was both!) In his career, Erxleben converted just 4 of his 8 field goal attempts.
We talk about this and more with special guest Mike Miller.
Hundred Yard History With Dan Swartwout uses stathead.com for statistical research