Best New Orleans Saints Draft Choices From FBS Schools: Kent St.
Who is the best player the New Orleans Saints ever drafted from the Kent St. Golden Flashes?
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 Kansas St.
Today, we spotlight the best player the Saints ever drafted from Kent St.
When it comes to selecting the best player the Saints ever drafted from Kent St., the choice is pretty easy, as only one player, defensive back Usama Young (2007), was ever drafted by the franchise.
So, obviously, the pick is going to be Young, a defensive back, who played four years for the team, from 2007-2010.
A native of Washington, D.C., Young was selected by the Saints in the 2nd round of the 2007 NFL Draft.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Young played in all 14 games as a rookie, mostly on special teams, totaling 24 tackles.
In his second season, Young did start in 2 games, while appearing in 15, contributing 42 tackles and 2 interceptions.
In 2009-2010, combined, Young appeared in23 games, with 4 starts, accumulating 27 tackles and an interception.
After his 4-year stint with the Saints, Young played two seasons with the Cleveland Browns, and two more with the Oakland Raiders, before retiring following the 2014 campaign.
In 4 seasons with the Saints, Young appeared in 52 games, including 6 starts, compiling 93 tackles and 3 interceptions.
In 8 seasons in the NFL, Young played in 99 games, including 29 as a starter, accumulating 222 tackles and 8 interceptions.