Best New Orleans Saints Draft Choices From FBS Schools: Houston
Who is the best player the New Orleans Saints ever drafted from the Houston Cougars?
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, East Carolina, FAU, FIU, Hawaii, and South Alabama, in which the Saints have never drafted a player.
Yesterday, we looked at the best player the Saints ever drafted from Georgia Tech.
Today, we spotlight the best player the Saints ever drafted from Houston.
When it comes to selecting the best player the Saints ever drafted from Houston, the choice is limited to tight end Carlos Bell (1971), offensive tackle Kent Branstetter (1972), defensive back Bo Burns (1967), and offensive lineman Mike Gisler (1992).
The pick is going to be Burris, a safety, who played 3 years for the Saints, from 1967-1969.
A native of Luling, Texas, Burris was selected by the Saints in the 2nd of the 1967 NFL Draft.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Burris played in all 14 games as a rookie, contributing both in the defensive backfield, and on special teams.
Burris had his best season in 1968, again playing in all 14 games, while intercepting three passes, including one for a touchdown.
In 1969, his last season with the Saints, and in the NFL, Burris played in 12 games, intercepting one pass.
In 3 seasons in the NFL, all with the Saints, Burris played in 40 games, totaling four interceptions.