Top 10 Draft Successes in Saints History: #5 Derland Moore

Starting April 4th and continuing through April 29th, Canal Street Chronicles will be counting down the top 10 draft busts and then the top 10 draft successes in Saints history. Feel free to to use these posts as a springboard for discussion about how awful or how great each draft pick turned out.

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Derland Moore, the Sooner defensive tackle, was selected in the second round with the 29th overall pick. He was a special pick at the time, as he was a walk-on in college. Upon being drafted, he became the highest drafted college walk-on up to that point. The Saints drafted him in hopes of finally getting a DT who could start, and not simply go to another team shortly after being drafted. They got much Moore.

Moore was able to start for the Saints at the DT position for 169 games played over 13 seasons, setting a record for time played. He was named to a Pro Bowl in 1983, the year in which he was able to log six sacks, and possibly more (keep in mind the NFL didn't keep tab of most defensive stats until 2001).

Derland played with the Saints until 1985, after which he left for the Jets, but only played one game before retiring. Moore currently resides in the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Though stats are hard to come by for Moore, take me at my word when I say that he was good.

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