Best and Worst NFL Draft Picks for Each Team in the Past Decade

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Dec 21, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) catches the ball to score a touchdown as Atlanta Falcons strong safety Kemal Ishmael (36) defends during the fourth quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints

Best Pick – Jimmy Graham, TE, 95th Overall in 2010

When you start to breakdown the Saints’ draft classes over the past decade, you realize they haven’t knocked it out of the ball park. They’ve had some success in very recent drafts, but they struggled in the early rounds for a good chunk of the last decade.

That luck changed when they draft Jimmy Graham.

Graham has been one of the most dynamic receiving weapons in the league since 2010. He led the league in touchdowns in 2013 and has posted two 1,000 yard seasons in 5 seasons in the NFL.

Other selections considered:

Jahri Evans, OG, 108th Overall in 2006

Cameron Jordan, DE, 24th Overall in 2011

Worst Pick – Reggie Bush, RB, 2nd Overall in 2006

A credible argument can be made that no running back has ever entered the NFL Draft with more hype than Reggie Bush. He was simply incredible at USC and looked like a surefire bet to be a superstar in the NFL.

It never materialized for him in New Orleans. This hit by Eagles cornerback Sheldon Brown was the most memorable play that Bush had as a Saint. He’s found success in Detroit and Miami, but he didn’t get anywhere close to meeting expectations with the Saints.

Other selections considered:

Robert Meachem, WR, 27th Overall in 2007

Sedrick Ellis, DT, 7th Overall in 2008

Patrick Robinson, CB, 32nd Overall in 2010

Charles Brown, OT, 64th Overall in 2010