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ROUND 4: Morten Andersen
In 1982, the Saints used the 86th overall pick to take a kid out Denmark by way of Michigan State. Morten Andersen repaid the Saints by spending 13 seasons in New Orleans, where he made 77.6 percent of his kicks, including 22 from beyond 50 yards.
Andersen’s 2,544 career points – split between New Orleans, Atlanta, Kansas City, Minnesota and the New York giants – are most-ever in the NFL. He’s the Saints’ franchise-leader in scoring (1,318 points), field goals attempted (389), field goals made (302) and games played (196).
He earned seven Pro Bowl berths – all but one with New Orleans – and was a three-time All-Pro. Additionally, he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s All-80s and All-90s teams.
While not in the big Hall of Fame, there are many who believe he has earned a spot. He already has been inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame, in 2009, and earned a spot in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame two years later.
Runner-up: Jahri Evans