Photos of former Saints enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Imagine drafting an NFL team from a pool that included every player in NFL history. On May 24th, the Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB) did just that. Twelve football experts, including Bill Polian, John Wooten and Ron Wolf, selected their teams which were made up of one quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, one tight end, two tackles, two guards and a center for the offensive side of the ball. Teams could choose to build a 4-3 or a 3-4 defense with two cornerbacks, two safeties. Lastly, a kicker and punter needed to be selected, along with two wild card picks.
The idea for the draft was to be era-neutral. Players who were great in the 1970s would be equally as great in the 2000s.
After 25 rounds and 300 players selected, five former New Orleans Saints players were selected. With the 72nd overall pick, former Colts, Browns and Giants GM Ernie Accorsi chose Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle Willie Roaf. Longtime Packers beat writer Bob McGinn used his 14th round pick (163rd overall) to draft Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker, Rickey Jackson. With the third pick in the 20th round, 231st overall, Hall of Fame voter and Cowboys writer Rick Gosselin selected 2017 Hall of Fame inductee Morten Andersen to be his kicker. Editor-in-chief of the MMQB Peter King drafted two Saints players with his 20th and 25th round picks. Saints special teams ace Steve Gleason was selected as a wild card pick with the 237th overall pick and the all-purpose player, Darren Sproles was selected as a wild card pick with King's 297th overall pick.
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