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.
Top Bust # 9: Lindsay Scott
Go back in time to 1982. The NFL only had a nine-game season thanks to a player strike that lasted 57 days. Archie Manning would leave the Saints to play for another team for the first time in his career. And wide receiver Lindsay Scott was a New Orleans Saint.
Scott was drafted in the first round with the 13th overall pick so he didn't have the weight of the world on his shoulders to be a "game changing" player. But as a first-rounder he still needed to play great. Instead, he played for four seasons, totaled 69 receptions, had 864 yards receiving and caught only one touch down.
The former Georgia Bulldog receiver would leave the NFL in 1985 when even the Chargers wouldn't pick him up to play. Unfortunately for Scott, his NFL career would never come close to the success he achieved while leading Georgia to an undefeated season and a National Championship in 1980.
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