What Hidden Gems Has New Orleans Drafted? Friday, Jul 15 2011
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One of the most exciting and popular teams in the NFL continues to be the New Orleans Saints. The Saints, who are loaded with many star players, continue to be one of the better drafting teams in the NFL which allows them to find star players in the lower rounds.
One of the best hidden gems that the Saints have ever drafted is their current number 1 wide receiver Marques Colston. Due to the fact that he went to a small school, Colston was not a highly sought after player entering in the 2006 draft. Colston fell all the way to the 7th round where he was selected 252 overall. Since coming into the league Colston has been one of the top wide receivers in the league and has accumulated over 1,000 yards receiving four times.
Another hidden gem found by the Saints was kicker Morten Andersen. While kickers are not commonly considered good draft picks the Saints made a wise addition by taking Andersen in the fourth round. Throughout his career Andersen was considered the top kicker in the league. Andersen holds several NFL kicking records and was named to 7 Pro Bowl teams during his 26 year NFL career.