You need more than a list to document all of the Saints horrible high draft picks. There's enough to write a book.
Chapter One of the book: Gary Cuozzo. For the 1967 season, the Saints traded the very First pick of the draft to the Baltimore Colts in exchange for Johnny Unitas's back-up QB. Cuozzo was SO awesome at QB that Billy Kilmer beat Cuozzo out for the starting job. Kilmer began his NFL career as a Halfback.
Chapter Two: Les Kelley. For the inaugural 1967 season, the New Orleans Saints had the very last pick of the First Round of the draft. The Saints used the pick to draft Alabama running back Les Kelley. Les Kelley played in the NFL for three years and never won the starting running back job on any NFL team.
So, that's TWO First Round draft picks that the Saints had for their inaugural season, and, the Saints managed EPIC FAIL on both.
Like I said, this subject is enough to fill a book. LINK
PS Note that the Colts used the draft pick that they got for Cuozzo to draft BUBBA SMITH.
This post was edited on 4/15 at 10:40 pm