Saints Draft

Biggest Draft Busts In The Sean Payton Era

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November 11, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive end Martez Wilson (95) celebrates with defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) after a sack against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Martez Wilson, Linebacker
2011 Draft, 3rd Round, #72 Overall – Illinois

Martez Wilson was a promising find, as many boards had him pegged as one of the top ILB prospects coming out of Illinois, and had it not been for injury, he may have went higher. He drew comparisons to Karlos Dansby. Wilson would be drafted by the Saints, and was due to take on a larger role in Rob Ryan’s defense. However, there were reports that Wilson didn’t know the 3-4, and it led to him being released. Wilson would be claimed by the Raiders, and released shortly after. He’s now with the Cowboys, but it seems his time is running out.

Some Players The Saints Could Have Had In That Round: RB Stevan Ridley (#73), DT Jurrell Casey (#77)