Friday, June 18, 2010

Saints Nation Fans Have Spoken: Marques Colston Is the Best 7th Round Draft Choice of the Sean Payton Era

Let's face it, it's a no brainer that Marques Colston won this Saints Nation poll. In fact, Colston may be one of the best 7th round picks in the last 10 years in the NFL. No shock that he received 90% of the vote. I do want to commend the Sean Payton/Mickey Loomis regime, though, for getting great value traditionally with that 7th round choice.

Consider that out of that round they've also added indispensable backup lineman Zach Strief, Marvin Mitchell who's been Jonathan Vilma's primary backup, and promising receiver Adrian Arrington. No doubt none of these guys are nowhere near the scale of accomplishment that Colston has made, but they are solid value at the place they were chosen none the less. Most teams don't find those kind of quality players that late in the draft on a consistent basis.

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