WORST 1st round draft picks since 2000 (for each NFL team) (1 Viewer)

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I didn't know that Sullivan actually made 1.5 sacks in his four year stay in New Orleans. I guess it's one of the blind-squirrels-finding-a-nut situations.
 

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>>lades: I didn't know that Sullivan actually made 1.5 sacks in his four year stay in New Orleans. I guess it's one of the blind-squirrels-finding-a-nut situations.

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Don't agree with Bush as the runner up. Ellis and Robinson were easily worst picks. I get that Bush was 2nd overall (compared to 7th and 32nd for Ellis and Robinson respectively) but he was crucial in the Saints Championship year.
 

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Reggie at runner up bust is not right. Getting Reggie together with Brees helped create the belief and atmosphere that the team was really turning a corner to being a true contender.
 

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They labeled Reggie Bush as the runner-up.

Surely we've had a first round pick worse than Reggie, but better than Sully, right?
 

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Don't agree with Bush as the runner up. Ellis and Robinson were easily worst picks. I get that Bush was 2nd overall (compared to 7th and 32nd for Ellis and Robinson respectively) but he was crucial in the Saints Championship year.
Ya, I wouldnt put Reggie on there. Prob wouldnt put Sed Ellis on there either. But P-Rob, ya. I'd even put Robert Meachem on, instead of Sed. I dont think Meach ever caught more than 50 passes at any point in his career.
 

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Other than Jonathan Sullivan, I don't think we've had another complete bust since 2000 when it comes to first round picks. Patrick Robinson certainly failed expectations, but even still he was picked #32. Sed Ellis had his moments, especially in his rookie year. We've been very fortunate. The 90's were much worse (Vaughn Dunbar, Irv Smith, Alex Molden, Chris Naole).
 

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Before you open the link, do you have a name in mind for the Saints? Again, this is the year 2000 and beyond.

http://football-players.pointafter....ource=outbrain&utm_campaign=rt.cm.ob.dt.10530

My vote PRIOR TO THE YEAR 2000 would be: Russell Erxlaben, punter.

I think many WhoDats will guess right on who the article says was our WORST since 2000.

:gosaints:
Bush as runner up is downright ignorant. He may not have been the second coming of Marshall Faulk but he was a productive player.

And Erxleben may have been our silliest pick but at least he had 4 or 5 solid seasons punting for us. There have been far worse picks like Shawn Knight who barely played a down.
 

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In the Jason Smith slide...is this a picture of Jahri Evans? Looks to be wearing Saints colors in the picture and looks like his face to me.

ETA: Their runner ups for biggest bust are really ridiculous in a lot of these cases. They have Reggie Bush as being a bust. Sorry, but while he may not have lived up to his #2 overall status (mainly because of the way our offense spreads the ball around and used running back by committee the whole time he was here), we wouldn't have won a Super Bowl without him and he wouldn't have had a 10+ year career. Busts bust. They don't play decade long careers.

Jonathan Sullivan, of course, is the definition of a bust.
 

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I didn't know that Sullivan actually made 1.5 sacks in his four year stay in New Orleans. I guess it's one of the blind-squirrels-finding-a-nut situations.
I can't remember who the opponent was,but I do remember that sack. It was a miscommunication and Sullivan was left unblocked.
 

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Far from being a runner up, I think Bush at 2 was a good pick.

Ellis at 7 is the clear runner up.

Or maybe just put Sullivan twice.
 

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