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17 days until we find out who the future STARS of the Saints are. 

 

With the 17th pick of 1969, the Saints selected John Shinners, guard out of Xavier. 

 

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15 hours ago, StLee said:

17 days until we find out who the future STARS of the Saints are. 

 

With the 17th pick of 1969, the Saints selected John Shinners, guard out of Xavier. 

 

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Horrible choice,but not the worst.

The Saints had the #1 overall pick in the 1967 draft due to their expansion status. They traded the pick to the Baltimore Colts for back up Qb. Gary Cuozzo. The Colts used that pick for DE Bubba Smith. Cuozzo was beaten out of the starting job by Billy Kilmer. Smith went on to terrorize opposing Qb's for 9 years and led the Colts to two Sb's in nine years. Cuozzo lasted one year and was then traded to the Vikings. The Saints could have had Bubba Smith and Doug Atkins as starting De's. That would have made any opposing Qb in that era crap their pants.  

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Hopefully I can remember to post tomorrow. By my count, the Saints had SEVEN 13th overall picks, the most common first round position for them, including as recently as two years ago. 

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Lest we forget....

 

With the 11th pick in the 1987 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints select Shawn Knight, Defensive Lineman, Brigham Young University.

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