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Top 15 draft picks in New Orleans Saints history

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Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

2. Marques Colston

Drafted 252nd overall in 2006

It’s wild to think that Marques Colston was drafted in the seventh round but he was (and out of Hofstra, nonetheless)! Typically, seventh-rounders are fringe-roster players but Colston was anything but and he made that known during his incredible rookie season in 2006.

That year saw the Hofstra product garner 70 receptions for 1,038 yards and eight touchdowns. He did this not only as a rookie but as a seventh-round pick! That’s simply incredible.

The next year was even better for Colston, as he totaled 1,202 receiving yards and found the end zone 11 times. He was Drew Brees’ favorite target and it showed.

During his 10-year career (all spent with the Saints), Colston went over the 1,000-yard mark six times and never had fewer than four touchdowns during that time. The dude was insane and it’s so crazy to think that he was there for anyone to grab in the seventh round. Fortunately, he ended up in New Orleans.

Colston is the all-time leader in receiving yards with 9,759 and finished with 72 touchdowns. Getting him in the seventh round alone could have made him deserving of the top spot here but I think you all know who is getting that spot.

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