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Examining the Brandon Cooks selection

1970 Kenny Burroughs, 1975 Larry Burton, 1978 Wes Chandler, 1982 Lindsay Scott, 2002 Donte Stallworth, 2007 Robert Meachem. Do you know what these players have in common? They are all the wide receivers taken by the Saints in their history.

Kenny Burroughs played for the Saints one year before going to the Oilers. 10th overall selection. 13 rec 196 yards 2 td 3 fums.

Larry Burton, 7th selection overall, three years with the Saints. Couldn't catch a cold in a snow storm. 35 rec 153 yards 0 td o fums.

Wes Chandler, 3rd overall, the only first round wr for Saints to make All-Pro for them. Played 3 years + 2 games for Saints, 182 rec 2801 yards, 15 td, 1 fum.

Lindsay Scott, 13th overall pick, played 4 years for the Saints, 69 rec 864 yards, 0 td, 2 fumbles.

Donte Stallworth, 13th overall pick, played 4 seasons for the Saints, 195 rec, 2791 yards, 23 td, 4 fumbles

Robert Meachem, 27th pick overall, played 5 seasons for the Saints, 171 rec, 2800 yards, 25 td, 2 fumbles

Total for all six 665 rec 9605 yards 55 tds 12 fum with a total of 20 years of experience.

vs. Marques Colston 607 rec 8337 yards 63 tds 9 fum in 8 years.

Now that the Saints didn't get a single interior lineman in the draft, this team is in deep trouble. They have no choice in going after Goodwin now. There are no other options. You cannot win without an offensive line and I don't see one with the players they have at the moment. As far as I am concerned this draft was a push at best. The Saints will probably get some subs and special teamers, but I don't see one starter coming out of this draft. The Saints needed it to be on par with 2006. It's more on par with 1970.

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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