Who Is the Best Wide Reciver In Saints History?

Chris OryCorrespondent IMay 13, 2009

So I had a year by year breakdown of the Saints almost finished and my computer crashed. So I'm writing a few articles on the best players the Saints have had.

Eric martin

In college Eric Martin was a stud. He played for the LSU Tigers, and held many records for them. He was the first LSU player to be selected to the college All-American Team.

Despite his prolific college career, Martin went all the way to the seventh round without being drafted. He was the 27th wide out taken and was selected by New Orleans in the 1985 draft.

Martin helped quarterback Bobby Hebert lead the Saints to the wildcard playoff round for the first time ever. They lost to the vikings. 

Martin was selected to the pro-bowl the next season. He caught over 1,083 yards and seven touchdowns when he was selected.

Martin would wind up playing nine seasons for New Orleans and one for the Chiefs.

Martin retired with having almost every Saints' receiving record. He still holds most receiving yards in a career with 7,854, and most receptions with 532.

Joe Horn

Horn could arguably be the best receiver ever to put on black and gold .

He didn't start off in black and gold. He was drafted by Kansas City a year after Eric Martin retired from them. He didn't have that great of a career with the Chiefs.

In 2000 Joe Horn was a free agent. He was brought in for workouts by Jim Haslett. Coach Haslett fell head over heals for him.

Horn was immediately put into a starting slot. Horn would never look back as he enjoyed a great career for New Orleans. He has the most 100 yard games for the Saints with 27. He holds the single season receiving yards record at one yard shy of 1,400. He also is tied with Marques Colston for the most touchdowns in a season with 11. He had caught 50 touchdowns for the Saints.

Horn was selected to the pro-bowl four out of the six years that he was a Saint.

He has helped out with recovery efforts in New Orleans with other Saints players like Deuce McAlister and Charles Grant.

Horn might have been a "loud player," but in no way was ever a cancer to a team like other wider receivers that have amazing talent.

Horn was released in 2007 after refusing to take a cut in pay. He currently does not play for a team after spending the '07 season with the Falcons.

Danny Abramowicz

The first great Wide receiver in Saints history. He was drafted in the 17th round of the 1967 draft from Xavier University.

His best season would most likely be the 1969 season when he would post 73 catches 1,015 yards and seven touchdowns.

Abramowicz also didn't have successful quarterbacks throwing to him like Eric Martin and Joe Horn. He ranks third all-time in receiving for the Saints with 4,875 yards.

At the time of his retirement, he had record of catching at least one pass for 105 games straight.

He was voted All-Pro in 1969. He was also ranked in the top 10 in receptions and receiving yards from 1968-1970. He also ,in '68 and '70, was ranked in the top 10' in touchdowns.

He would also become the Saints' Offensive Coordinator under Mike Dikta

If Abramowicz had the talent at quaterback like Horn or Martin had, he might be a Hall of Fame player. Although, that is something we will never find out.

My rankings would be Abramowicz, Horn, and then Martin, in that order.