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"With the Second pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, The New Orleans Saints select..."


If you could go back to the 2006 draft, knowing what you know now...who would you take with that #2 pick? Would you take Reggie again? For me it's up in the air, and it's impossible to tell how we/he/the rest of the league would have panned out if the Texans hadn't taken Mario Williams #1 and us taking Reggie with the #2.

At the time we would have looked like fools for passing on him even though we had Deuce. I don't remember at the time what our "needs" were, but I know we went with the "best player available" excuse. But as of 2010...is he still the BPA at that number 2 slot? As of right now, 11 players in the 1st round of that year were selected to the Pro Bowl. Reggie hasn't yet. (which isn't everything because the pro bowl is a popularity contest after all right?...right!)

In the end it comes down to this concept: "Does the player you're taking fit your team/scheme?" Take a look at Jay Cutler, he was a top 5 (or 10) QB in Denver...that team fit him and he fit them (not to mention he had Brandon Marshall to throw to). When he went to Chicago (he has...umm..devin hester(?) to throw to) his TD's went down and INT's went up. 

So. Of all the players selected in the 1st round, who would you go back and select? Here's the list:

1

Houston Texans

Mario Williams

2

New Orleans Saints

Reggie Bush **

3

Tennessee Titans

Vince Young

4

New York Jets

D'Brickashaw Ferguson

5

Green Bay Packers

A. J. Hawk

6

San Francisco 49ers

Vernon Davis

7

Oakland Raiders

Michael Huff

8

Buffalo Bills

Donte Whitner

9

Detroit Lions

Ernie Sims

10

Arizona Cardinals

Matt Leinart

11

Denver Broncos (from St. Louis Rams)

Jay Cutler

12

Baltimore Ravens (from Cleveland Browns)

Haloti Ngata

13

Cleveland Browns (from Baltimore)

Kamerion Wimbley

14

Philadelphia Eagles

Brodrick Bunkley

15

St. Louis Rams (from Atlanta Falcons via Denver)

Tye Hill

16

Miami Dolphins

Jason Allen

17

Minnesota Vikings

Chad Greenway

18

Dallas Cowboys

Bobby Carpenter

19

San Diego Chargers

Antonio Cromartie

20

Kansas City Chiefs

Tamba Hali

21

New England Patriots

Laurence Maroney

22

San Francisco 49ers (from Washington Redskins via Denver)

Manny Lawson

23

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Davin Joseph

24

Cincinnati Bengals

Johnathan Joseph

25

Pittsburgh Steelers (from New York Giants)

Santonio Holmes **

26

Buffalo Bills (from Chicago Bears)

John McCargo

27

Carolina Panthers

DeAngelo Williams

28

Jacksonville Jaguars

Marcedes Lewis

29

New York Jets (from Denver via Atlanta)

Nick Mangold

30

Indianapolis Colts

Joseph Addai**

31

Seattle Seahawks

Kelly Jennings

32

New York Giants (from Pittsburgh)

Mathias Kiwanuka**

 

Orange = Pro Bowl

 ** SUPERBOWL

I give the Super Bowl more points because football is a team sport, and it takes a full team to make it to and win a superbowl. And like I said above the Pro Bowl is a popularity contest. My choice would be . He's a great player and high character guy. I think he could have made our already great O-line even better. So given everything..."With the 2nd pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, The New Orleans Saints select..." 

This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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