Saints Draft

What If: Sean Payton’s Draft Picks Revisited

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Jan 11, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) catches a pass against New Orleans Saints cornerback Corey White (24) during the second half of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Good Pick: Corey White (S)

This wasn’t a stellar draft year for the Saints, but unproven Corey White out of Samford has developed into a solid nickel option at the corner position. He was selected in the fifth round by Payton because he plays with aggression and is always hungry to make a big play.

Bad Pick: Andrew Tiller (OG)

He’s been a practice squad player with three different teams since he was drafted into the league. He is now with the Green Bay Packers on their practice squad.

Missed Opportunity: Bryce Brown

Bryce Brown wasn’t even invited to the NFL Combine the year he was drafted. In high school, he was hailed as best running back prospect since Barry Sanders. He went through messy college years where he was a backup to Montario Hardesty, transferred to Kansas State and then took a “temporary leave of absence”. He’s developed into a capable backup to Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy.