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ROUND 1: Willie Roaf
Easily the toughest round to choose from when deciding which two players were the best ever picks in the first round.
But Willie Roaf, taken No. 8 in 1993, is one of two former Saints ever to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He played in New Orleans for nine seasons (1993-2001) and started all 131 games he played.
Roaf earned Pro Bowl berths from 1994 to 2005 with the exception of 2001 and is a member of the All-1990s Hall of Fame first team. The Louisiana Tech star also was a three-time All-Pro.
Though he finished his career in Kansas City, he’ll always be identified as one of the best Saints players ever to don the black and gold.
Runner-up: Archie Manning