Top five undrafted free agents in New Orleans Saints history

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Number four undrafted free agent in Saints history: Brett Maxie - Safety (1985)

When you think of the legendary "Dome Patrol" defense Saints fans had the pleasure of watching in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the first thing that comes to mind is obviously that quartet of linebackers that made the unit go. Perhaps rather unfortunately, only one of the member of the defense joined any of those linebackers in being named a Pro Bowler, and that was cornerback Dave Waymer in 1987.

That doesn't mean the Saints didn't have other quality players in that secondary however.

The Saints signed safety Brett Maxie out of Texas Southern in 1985, and he became one of the staples of that great defense, even if he wasn't ever named a Pro Bowler in his career.

Still, Maxie's 15 interceptions with the Saints is good enough for eighth in the history of the franchise, which is honestly more than exceeds expectations for an undrafted free agent safety, especially in that era. Maxie may not be a household name to the average NFL fan, but he is among the Saints faithful, and as far as this list is concerned, that's all that matters.

A five-year starter and nine-year tenure in the Big Easy certainly constitutes as one of the best post-Draft finds in the history of the franchise.