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9. Jahri Evans

Drafted 108th overall in 2006

It isn’t every day that a fourth-round pick turns into a six-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro but that’s what the Saints found themselves with when they took Jahri Evans 108th overall in the 2006 NFL Draft.

Evans played his college ball at Bloomsburg, which might be why he slipped through the cracks and fell to the fourth round. He immediately slid into the starting right guard spot in the Big Easy and it’s a position he didn’t relinquish until he moved on from NOLA in 2017.

Evans was most loved for his durability, not missing a single start for the first seven years of his career. Even in the final five years of his pro career, he still was on the field consistently, with the most games he missed being five in 2011. Otherwise, he was one of the most durable guys on the team.

After 11 years with the Saints, Evans spent one year with the Packers in 2017 and started 14 games at right guard for them. That was the final season of his prestigious career.

Jahri Evans was a gem of a pick in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft and fortunately, the Saints got to see him shine for 11 years.