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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; http://football.about.com/library/we...draftfirst.htm As bad has the Saints have been since 1967, we have only had the top draft choice one time. How is that possible? Even our first year in the league (1967) we didn't have the # 1 selection. There ...

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Old 12-06-2003, 09:32 PM   #1
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Saints not even good at losing throughout history

http://football.about.com/library/we...draftfirst.htm

As bad has the Saints have been since 1967, we have only had the top draft choice one time. How is that possible? Even our first year in the league (1967) we didn't have the # 1 selection. There are a lot of busts on that list, so maybe it's not such a bad thing.



Number 1 draft picks History --
1936 Philadelphia Jay Berwanger, HB, Chicago
1937 Philadelphia Sam Francis, FB, Nebraska
1938 Cleveland Rams Corbett Davis, FB, Indiana
1939 Chicago Cardinals Ki Aldrich, C, TCU
1940 Chicago Cardinals George Cafego, HB, Tennessee
1941 Chicago Bears Tom Harmon, HB, Michigan
1942 Pittsburgh Bill Dudley, HB, Virginia
1943 Detroit Frank Sinkwich, HB, Georgia
1944 Boston Yanks Angelo Bertelli, QB, Notre Dame
1945 Chicago Cardinals Charley Trippi, HB, Georgia
1946 Boston Yanks Frank Dancewicz, QB, Notre Dame
1947 Chicago Bears Bob Fenimore, HB, Oklahoma A&M
1948 Washington Harry Gilmer, QB, Alabama
1949 Philadelphia Chuck Bednarik, C, Penn
1950 Detroit Leon Hart, E, Notre Dame
1951 NY Giants Kyle Rote, HB, SMU
1952 LA Rams Billy Wade, QB, Vanderbilt
1953 San Francisco Harry Babcock, E, Georgia
1954 Cleveland Bobby Garrett, QB, Stanford
1955 Baltimore George Shaw, QB, Oregon
1956 Pittsburgh Gary Glick, DB, Colorado A&M
1957 Green Bay Paul Hornung, QB, Notre Dame
1958 Chicago Cardinals King Hill, QB, Rice
1959 Green Bay Randy Duncan, QB, Iowa
1960 LA Rams Billy Cannon, HB, LSU
1961 NFL - Minnesota Tommy Mason, HB, Tulane
AFL - Buffalo Ken Rice, G, Auburn
1962 NFL - Washington Ernie Davis, HB, Syracuse
AFL - Oakland Roman Gabriel, QB, North Carolina State
1963 NFL - LA Rams Terry Baker, QB, Oregon State
AFL - Kansas City Buck Buchanan, DT, Grambling
1964 NFL - San Francisco Dave Parks, E, Texas Tech
AFL - Boston Jack Concannon, QB, Boston College
1965 NFL - NY Giants Tucker Frederickson, FB, Auburn
AFL - Houston Lawrence Elkins, E, Baylor
1966 NFL - Atlanta Tommy Nobis, LB, Texas
AFL - Miami Jim Grabowski, FB, Illinois
1967 Baltimore Bubba Smith, DT, Michigan State
1968 Minnesota Ron Yary, T, USC
1969 Buffalo O.J. Simpson, RB, USC
1970 Pittsburgh Terry Bradshaw, QB, Louisiana Tech
1971 New England Jim Plunkett, QB, Stanford
1972 Buffalo Walt Patulski, DE, Notre Dame
1973 Houston John Matuszak, DE, Tampa
1974 Dallas Ed Jones, DE, Tennessee State
1975 Atlanta Steve Bartkowski, QB, California
1976 Tampa Bay Lee Roy Selmon, DE, Oklahoma
1977 Tampa Bay Ricky Bell, RB, USC
1978 Houston Earl Campbell, RB, Texas
1979 Buffalo Tom Cousineau, LB, Ohio State
1980 Detroit Billy Sims, RB, Oklahoma
1981 New Orleans George Rogers, RB, South Carolina
1982 New England Kenneth Sims, DT, Texas
1983 Baltimore John Elway, QB, Stanford
1984 New England Irving Fryar, WR, Nebraska
1985 Buffalo Bruce Smith, DE, Virginia Tech
1986 Tampa Bay Bo Jackson, RB, Auburn
1987 Tampa Bay Vinny Testaverde, QB, Miami-FL
1988 Atlanta Aundray Bruce, LB, Auburn
1989 Dallas Troy Aikman, QB, UCLA
1990 Indianapolis Jeff George, QB, Illinois
1991 Dallas Russell Maryland, DT, Miami-FL
1992 Indianapolis Steve Emtman, DT, Washington
1993 New England Drew Bledsoe, QB, Washington State
1994 Cincinnati Dan Wilkinson, DT, Ohio State
1995 Cincinnati Ki-Jana Carter, RB, Penn State
1996 NY Jets Keyshawn Johnson, WR, USC
1997 St. Louis Orlando Pace, OT, Ohio State
1998 Indianapolis Peyton Manning, QB, Tennessee
1999 Cleveland Tim Couch, QB, Kentucky
2000 Cleveland Courtney Brown, DE, Penn State
2001 Atlanta Michael Vick, QB, Virginia Tech
2002 Houston David Carr, QB, Fresno State


[Edited on 7/12/2003 by BillyC]
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