Saints Draft

What If: Sean Payton’s Draft Picks Revisited

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Aug 9, 2012; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead (6) makes a kick during the first quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Good Pick: Thomas Morstead (P)

Yes, I do think that Thomas Morstead was a better selection than safety Malcolm Jenkins. In general, special teams is not treated with the respect it deserves. A punter’s job can literally change the tide of a game by giving the opposing team bad field position. Morstead has been able to do that with regularity. He was voted to the Pro bowl in 2012.

Bad Pick: Chip Vaughn (DB)

Maybe this pick is a little bit bias. I remember alot of Saints fans being happy when we drafted Chip Vaughn because he had great size for an elite defensive back. He played three games and then ended up on the IR during the Saints Super bowl run. He played three more games with the Colts before heading to the Canadian Football League.

Missed Opportunity: Jason McCourty (DB) or Julian Edelman (WR)

Jason McCourty still had the great size that made Vaughn look like a great selection and would have made for a better pick. Also little Julian Edelman could have been another layer added to the offensive weaponry already at Payton’s disposal.