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Countdown to the Draft - Best Picks in Saints History (1 day left)

15 days to the draft, 15th pick, 15th best picks in Saints History. (Apologies to Sammy Knight and Sam Mills who were UFA)

Just missed the cut:
Will Smith, Tom Myers and Jim Dombrowski.



#15 HOBY BRENNER, TE (1981-1993)
Was the 71st overall pick in the 3rd round of the 1981 draft by the New Orleans Saints.

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157 starts with 267 receptions, 3849 yards receiving, 21 touchdowns and 1 pro bowl.
He's 6th overall in receiving yards (Just ahead of Lance Moore) and 9th in overall receptions in Saints history. He's first in Saints history in receptions and yards by a Saints TE.


And check out the 'stache.
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#15 Hoby Brenner, TE (1981-1993)
Was the 71st overall pick in the 3rd round of the 1981 draft by the New Orleans Saints.

#14 Dalton Hilliard/Craig "Ironhead" Heyward
Hilliard 2nd round (31st overall)in 1986/Heyward 1st round (24th overall)in 1988.

#13- Eric Martin WR (1985-1993)
Drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 7th round (179th overall) of the 1985 NFL Draft.

#12 Frank Warren NT-DE(1981-1994)
Drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 3rd round (57th overall) of the 1981 NFL Draft.

#11 Dave Waymer CB (1980-1989)
Drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 2nd round (41st overall) of the 1980 NFL Draft.

#10 Stan Brock OT (1980-1992)
Drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 1st round (12th overall) of the 1980 NFL Draft.

#9 Jahri Evans OG (2006 - Present)
Drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 4th round (108th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.

#8 Marques Colston (2006-present)
Drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 7th round (252nd overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.

#7 Vaughan Johnson (1986-1993)
Drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 1st round (15th overall) of the 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft.

# 6 Deuce McAllister (2001-2008)
Drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 1st round (23rd overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft.

#5A Morten Andersen (1982-1984)
Drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 4th round (86th overall) of the 1982 NFL Draft.

#5B Wayne Martin (1989-1999)
Drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 1st round (19th overall) of the 1989 NFL Draft.

#4 Archie Manning (1971-1982)
Drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 1st round (2nd overall) of the 1971 NFL Draft.

#3 Pat Swilling (1986-1992)
Drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 3rd round (60th overall) of the 1986 NFL Draft.

#2 Willie Roaf (1993-2001)
Drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 1st round (8th overall) of the 1993 NFL Draft.

#1 Rickey Jackson (1981-1993) Drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 2nd round (51st overall) of the 1981 NFL Draft.

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ST is exactly why I bring an extra pair of underwear to work.



Excuse me.................
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Patrick O Rly
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re: Countdown to the Draft - Best Picks in Saints History (1 day left)
He was probably my second favorite player behind Hilliard when I first started watching football. I was obsessed with running backs for a while.


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Not sure if you were there, but I remember some Saints players played a charity basketball game at Berwick High School and Hilliard was there with Buford Jordan, Lonzell Hill, and a few others I can't recall. But I remember Hilliard had the biggest thighs I think I've ever seen.

Anyways, Brenner was the man. I loved watching him and John Tice play.


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quote:

157 starts with 267 receptions, 3849 yards receiving, 21 touchdowns and 1 pro bowl.
He's 6th overall in receiving yards (Just ahead of Lance Moore) and 9th in overall receptions in Saints history. He's first in Saints history in receptions and yards by a Saints TE.


It's sad that he is considered the best TE in team history before Jimmy Graham. He averaged less than 2 catches a game over his career. He fell down after about 75 percent of his catches. But it is what it is. Saints were conservative during his era. But yeah, Graham will pass him up in this-his 4th year in the NFL, and he was either injured or a backup for about 1/3 of his career so far.

That being said, I liked Hoby Brenner.


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In 12 years after his rookie season he only missed 10 games.
A rock at TE for the Saints.

Good choice Sun


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quote:

But I remember Hilliard had the biggest thighs I think I've ever seen.


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Henry Childs was better at catching and especially running after the catch. Hoby fell down after every catch. Lol


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Good god almighty EMMA WATSON!


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goatmilker
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re: Countdown to the Draft - Best Picks in Saints History (1 day left)


You watched a lot of games too. Thanks soooo true.


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Hoby was a better blocker than Henry Childs.

Also, Childs was drafted by the Falcons. I looked him up earlier.


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quote:

But I remember Hilliard had the biggest thighs I think I've ever seen.


CSB alert - in 1989 while at LSU I worked as a salesman one summer at Benson Chevrolet, and Hilliard came in to test drive a Corvette (maroon with tan leather seats) and I got the assignment.

What I remember most was that the khaki shorts he was wearing looked like they would rip apart at the thighs (think Lou Ferrigno in the Hulk).

He took it pretty easy on it on I-10, and to make small talk I asked if he kept in touch with Garry James (yes), but pretty much kept quiet beyond a reference or two to the 350 V8. My strategy to close the deal was a no-go (I half-jokingly asked if I could get his autograph on a purchase agreement), and he went on his way without talking turkey.

All around nice guy.

(Another tidbit - Sam Mills was working there early that summer, getting his feet wet in the auto dealer world).


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I'm glad I'm not the only one that can personally attest to his glorious thighs


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I didn't go to the game, but he did come and speak at the elementary school. I made sure to look at his thighs.


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Patrick O Rly


I need more.

Fay's not making me laugh right now.
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Fay has to be careful not to get her account suspended again.


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Twitter is run by fascists.

Real reactionaries, man.


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re: Countdown to the Draft - Best Picks in Saints History (1 day left)
#14 Dalton Hilliard/Craig "Ironhead" Heyward
Hilliard was a 2nd round pick (31st overall) for the Saints in 1986 and played for the Saints from 1986 - 1993.
Heyward was a 1st round pick (24th overall) for the Saints in 1988 and played for the Saints from 1988 - 1992.


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Hilliard was a Pro Bowler in 1989. In Saints history, he's second all time in rushing attempts and touchdowns (39) and third in rushing yards (4,164). He also had 249 receptions for 2,233 yards and 14 touchdowns. He is third in Saints history with scoring touchdowns (53).

Heyward had a shorter tenure and made the pro bowl for the falcons In his five years with the Saints he had 432 carries for 1,813 yards and 13 touchdowns. His longest career rush was for 73 yards. He also had 67 receptions for 488 yards and 1 touchdown.



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"But Ironhead, what's with this thingy?"


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If I'm remembering the right guy, he had to have been the slowest TE in NFL history. Dude looked like he was running in slow motion.


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