5 Biggest Draft Fails in New Orleans Saints History

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5 Biggest Draft Fails in New Orleans Saints History
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In recent years, the New Orleans Saints have been one of the best teams in the NFL when it comes to draft time.

They have found late round gems in Marques Colston and Carl Nicks, but they also have made great choices in the early rounds.

However, New Orleans has not always been a great team when it comes to drafting players. The Saints, just as any other NFL team, have had their fare share of draft picks that have not played out as well as they had hoped.

Before Sean Payton and Drew Brees came to town, the Saints were widely known as a joke. This is a franchise that had only won one playoff game in over 40 years of existence, and lived under the shadow of the great San Francisco 49ers teams in the '80s.

A huge part of the Saints' failure was because of their unsuccessful drafts. This lasted all the way up until the early 2000s, when Mickey Loomis took over as general manger. Since then, the Saints have been lucky enough to have solid draft classes.

Now, let's take a look at the five worst draft picks in franchise history.

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