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New Orleans Saints: 10 Best Draft Picks of Sean Payton Era
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The New Orleans Saints are in the middle of their bye week. This is often times a down week for fans because they normally have no news to look into, especially Saints fan.

The Saints do not have many injuries to check on and, of course, no drama surrounding the team.

So what better time than now to look back on some of the things that have happened since Sean Payton took over as head coach in 2006.

Ever since Payton (and Brees) came to New Orleans, the atmosphere has been completely different. The offense always scores points and puts up stats. The defense normally seems to be one step behind, and the special teams, until this year, has been almost unbearable. However, Payton has won a Super Bowl, been to two NFC Championships and made three playoff appearances in five years.

One of the most important factors in Payton's success, or any coach's success for that matter, is the NFL draft. Granted, Payton gets a ton of help from Mickey Loomis, but the Saints' drafts have been darn near perfect since Payton came on board.

Let's take a look at the top 10 players drafted by Sean Payton.
(Side Note: I did not include the 2011 draft on this list) 

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