Top five undrafted free agents in New Orleans Saints history

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Number two undrafted free agent in Saints history: Sammy Knight - Safety (1997)

The best undrafted free agent find for the Saints in 1997 (in a class that also included Jake Delhomme) was safety Sammy Knight, who coincidentally was one of this writer's favorite defensive backs, and players, of that era. Not that it means all that much in the grand scheme of things of course.

Knight was a hard-hitting safety by way of USC, and his style of play made him a fan-favorite in New Orleans. His skill made him a Pro Bowl player in 2001. Knight was a starter, and leader, of the Saints defense all six years he spent in New Orleans, and his 28 interceptions is the third most in the history of the franchise, a spot he holds rather comfortably.

The fact that the Saints managed to find two undrafted Pro Bowl defensive players in the same offseason is nothing short of remarkable, and truth be told, Knight has a pretty strong case of taking the top spot on this list. However, we had to go a different direction and to a different side of the ball. With that being the case, the silver lining here is that we have Knight as the greatest DEFENSIVE undrafted free agent in the history of the Saints. So there's that.