Episode 13: All Saints or Sometimes Draft Picks Run Through My Head
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