Your days leading up to the draft may be ruined when I reveal the Saints' history of selecting a player at No. 11. Think about chugging a gallon of milk that's baked in the sun for about a month.Those guys aren't just busts who faded out of the league, they are spectacular flame-out busts who helped define the worst of what an NFL bust can be. All at number 11. Maybe the Saints really should trade it away to New England.
That might help your gag reflex when I serve you this dish.
The Saints have made a draft selection with the No. 11 overall pick three times in franchise history. Wait, are you queasy? Oh, no! You see what's about to hit you.
With the 11th pick in the 1996 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints select Alex Molden, cornerback, Oregon.
With the 11th pick in the 1987 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints select Shawn Knight, defensive end, BYU.
With the 11th pick in the 1979 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints select Russell Erxleben, punter/kicker, Texas.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Lucky number 11
Larry Holder looks at what the Saints draft position might portend. It doesn't look good.