Top five undrafted free agents in New Orleans Saints history

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Number one undrafted free agent in Saints history: Pierre Thomas - Running back (2007)

The best undrafted free agent find in the history of the Saints as far as we're concerned though is running back Pierre Thomas. It's also a pretty easy choice too.

Thomas was brought in out of Illinois in 2007, and it's honestly hilarious to think about now that a spot on the roster came down to him and Antonio Pittman, who the Saints used a fourth-round pick on. What did Thomas do with his opportunity?

Well, he led the Saints in rushing in 2008, the Super Bowl championship season of 2009, and completed a trifecta with his 2013 campaign. He currently sits as the Saints sixth all-time leading rusher with 3,745 yards, and his 28 career touchdowns is tied with Chuck Muncie for fifth all-time in franchise history.

Thomas was also elected to the Saints Hall of Fame in 2018 so yeah, this was a slam dunk for us.

With this new crop of undrafted free agents, as with any, the hope is that at least one can come in and contribute. The pipe dream is that one can someday make it to a "prestigious" list such as this. Juwan Johnson very well could be on his way, with a fancy new contract to boot, but time will tell. For now, this is our list of the top five undrafted free agent finds in New Orleans Saints history.