Best New Orleans Saints Draft Choices From FBS Schools: Colorado
Who is the best player the New Orleans Saints ever drafted from the Colorado Buffaloes?
From May 1 until the start of the 2016 NFL season on September 11, we’re going to list the best players that the Saints ever drafted from all 128 FBS schools, as of 2015.
Of course, there are a number of schools, including Air Force, Appalachian St., Arizona, Army, Baylor, Boise St., Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Florida, Central Michigan, and South Alabama, in which the Saints have never drafted a player.
Yesterday, we looked at the best player the Saints ever drafted from Clemson.
Today, we spotlight the best player the Saints ever drafted from Colorado.
When it comes to selecting the best player the Saints ever drafted from Colorado, the choice is limited to only two players, offensive tackle Stan Brock (1980), guard Chris Naeole (1997), and linebacker Greg Westbrooks (1975).
Interesting, in that two of the Saints' three draft choices out of Colorado were in the first round.
Our pick is going to be Brock, an offensive tackle, played for the Saints for 13 years, from 1980-1992.
After playing his college football at Colorado, Brock was drafted by the Saints in the first round of the 1980 NFL Draft.
A native of Portland, Oregon, Brock made an immediate impact, starting at right tackle for 12 games in his rookie season.
The 6-foot-6, 295-pound Brock went on to start at right tackle over the next 12 years, including 10 seasons in which he started every game.
Brock left the Saints following the 1992 season, joining the San Diego Chargers, with whom he played three seasons, before retiring.
In 13 seasons with the Saints, Brock appeared in 186 games, including 182 as a starter.
In 16 NFL seasons, Brock appeared in 234 games, including 223 as a starter.
Following his playing days, Brock served as the Saints radio analyst, replacing Archie Manning in that role, while also serving as a head coach in the Arena Football League, and at Army.