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Old 10-17-2012, 01:53 AM   #1
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...the last time the Saints had a stand out 1st round pick rookie?!?!?
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:13 AM   #2
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The only one that stands out as over the top was 1981, George Rogers. 2006 Reggie Bush a distant second. A few good one's over the years, but very few impact plays. Probably overall have to go with 1993 pick Willie Roaf, but offense lineman, he really didn't take off until after his rookie year. Chuck Muncie in 1976 is worth mentioning, but he too took a while to get rolling.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:24 AM   #3
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Russel Erxleben. He wasn't good, but he stood out.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:36 AM   #4
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will Smith and Jamaal Brown .
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Deuce McAllister, Reggie Bush, Will Smith, Jammal Brown, Rickey Williams, Kyle Turley, Joe Johnson, Willie Roaf...
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It would depend on your definition of "stand out", but I would say Jammal Brown in 2005.
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Russel Erxleben. He wasn't good, but he stood out.
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Deuce McAllister, Reggie Bush, Will Smith, Jammal Brown, Rickey Williams, Kyle Turley, Joe Johnson, Willie Roaf...
No question that Deuce was great, but I think he was asking who was a #1 that actually had a standout rookie year, made an impact as a rookie. Deuce took a while to shine, if I recall correctly.

As far as the last time it happened, I'd say Reggie off the top of my head, BUT, then I'd also launch into the whole thing of Reggie was more like a decoy in his first year or two, a threat that people had to game plan for, blah blah blah, and then we'd have a 7 or 8 page thread about THAT and I don't feel like having that conversation right now. But the fact that people on other teams were kinda scared of him, right out the gate, that was real and I think it made an impact. Jamal Brown is another good one.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:42 AM   #9
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Reggie had a great rookie year

Then gradually got worse and was injured all the time
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:38 AM   #10
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We had a few in the 80's and 90's but honestly the only name I would put on since 2000 is Will Smith out of the gate. Some others became good over time and some became worse over time.
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