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2017 NFL Draft: What The New Orleans Saints Shouldn’t Do

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Dec 18, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton reacts as he holds a red coaches challenge flag against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Saints defeated the Cardinals 48-41. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 18, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton reacts as he holds a red coaches challenge flag against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Saints defeated the Cardinals 48-41. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Miscalculation From Mike Ditka

A popular phrase commonly used at this time is to, “not put all of your eggs into one basket” which refers to not putting all of one’s resources, or possessions into one place because you could very well, in fact, lose it all. A similar instance would be gambling all of your money away on one lottery machine, or one horse in a derby.

Now, unfortunately, the Saints have probably been told this phrase more than once. For those of you who don’t remember in the 1999 NFL Draft, the Saints traded every single pick they possessed in 1999 and picks in 2000 to jump from the twelfth overall selection to the fifth overall selection in the draft. The Saints ended up giving the Washington Redskins 8 picks in total

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – NOVEMBER 11: Running back Ricky Williams of the New Orleans Saints during a 28 to 27 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on 11/11/2001. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – NOVEMBER 11: Running back Ricky Williams of the New Orleans Saints during a 28 to 27 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on 11/11/2001. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Getty Images) /

If one thing could be said about this move, it had to be one of the dumbest in the history of the New Orleans Saints. The New Orleans Saints ended up putting every single egg into one basket for University of Texas RB Ricky Williams. Let me be the first and last one to say this trade couldn’t have gone worse for the Saints.

Although Ricky Williams time in New Orleans was short-lived, his performance wasn’t awful with the Saints. The point trying to be made with this situation is, regardless who the Saints select, the team should never trade everything and then some for one single athlete despite any circumstances.

Regarding this years 2017 NFL Draft, the situation is no different. The obvious and incredible talent throughout this entire draft wouldn’t exercise the Saints trading everything at all. This team right now is looking to improve, and performing such a ludicrous act would be unprepared at best for the Saints.

Next here’s another circumstance the New Orleans Saints shouldn’t get involved in. 

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