Fox Sports confirmed what D’Professor on Saints News Network’s podcasts has been saying about the New Orleans Saints for years; the New Orleans Saints are the WORST at DRAFTING in the NFL. The team’s track record is very poor. Mickey Loomis and Sean Payton have selected some very good players – Brandin Cooks, Cam Jordan, Mark Ingram, Kenny Vacarro, Terron Armstead, Andrus Peat, Michael Thomas, and Vonn Bell.
Take a look at the Saints draft choices from 2012 to 2016.
View the formula Fox Sports used to analyze the drafting of NFL Teams by Brett Smiley:
So here is the formula we used: teams scored 5 points for Pro Bowl player (when the nomination occurred while on the team’s roster), 3 points for a 2016 starter and 1 point for a 2016 rostered player (IR counts). Additional Pro Bowl nods earned and extra point and players traded or lost for value (trades or compensatory picks) yield a point, too. Here are the rankings, organized by total points. (SOURCE – FOX SPORTS)
Draft points: 31
Draft selections: 30
Points per pick: 1.0
Pro Bowlers: None
Summary: New Orleans has by far the worst score. It didn’t help that Bountygate cost two second-rounders and it had already traded its 2012 No. 1 pick, but the returns have been very poor outside of WR Michael Thomas (pictured, #13), WR Brandin Cooks and LT Terron Armstead in 2013.