Top 10 Draft Successes in Saints History: #4 Dave Waymer

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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Dave Waymer was a defensive back for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish before being drafted by the Saints in 1980. He would be taken in the second round with the 40th overall pick and would soon become probably the greatest cornerback in Saints history. Waymer made a career of snatching the ball, grabbing 48 interceptions with 37 of them while with the Saints. He was also able to add to his turnover stats with 18 fumble recoveries.

Waymer would be named to the Pro Bowl in 1987 even though he only played in twelve games that year. He would continue playing with the Saints until 1989, when he left to play for the 49ers.

Waymer would leave the 49ers to play with the Los Angeles Raiders for a season before dying of a heart attack on April 30, 1993. His death was linked to heavy cocaine usage. He was only 34 years old and was survived by his one year old son.

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