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3 former Saints who should be in Hall of Fame before Julian Edelman

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 13: Wide receiver Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots catches a fourth quarter pass in front of defensive back Rafael Bush #25 of the New Orleans Saints during the Patriots 30-27 win at Gillette Stadium on October 13, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 13: Wide receiver Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots catches a fourth quarter pass in front of defensive back Rafael Bush #25 of the New Orleans Saints during the Patriots 30-27 win at Gillette Stadium on October 13, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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Saints’ WR Marques Colston should be in the Hall of Fame before Edelman

Marques Colston was drafted to the New Orleans Saints in the 7th round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Colston joined the Saints the same year that Drew Brees and Sean Payton entered the picture. Colston came from lowly Hofstra to make a name on the big stage.

Colston played for the Saints his entire career from 2006-2015. He ended his career with 711 receptions for 9,759 yards and 72 touchdowns. He averaged 66.8 yards per game through all ten years as a Saint.

Colston is also currently ranked No. 1 in all tracked Saints’ wide receiver statistics. He leads all Saints in receptions, touchdowns, receiving yards, and is No. 8 in yards per catch in history. He was able to use his size and strength to make a name for himself.

Despite all of this, Colston is still yet to be inducted into the National Football Hall of Fame in Canton. Colston finished with 91 receptions, 2,937 yards, and 36 touchdowns more than Edelman did in his career, and Colston played one year less than Edelman.

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