Best New Orleans Saints Draft Choices From FBS Schools: Oklahoma St.
Who is the best player the New Orleans Saints ever drafted from the Oklahoma St. Cowboys?
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, ULM, Miami (Ohio), Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Navy, Nevada, New Mexico, New Mexico St., Ohio, and South Alabama, in which the Saints have never drafted a player.
Yesterday, we looked at the best player that the Saints ever drafted out of Oklahoma.
Today, we spotlight the best player the Saints ever drafted from Oklahoma St..
When it comes to selecting the best player the Saints ever drafted from Oklahoma St., the choice is limited to defensive lineman Gary Lewis (1983) and punter Cliff Parsley (1977).
Well, this is an extremely thin group. Lewis did play 6 games with the Saints, while Parsley never appeared for the Saints in the regular season.
The 6 games that Lewis played for the Saints, however, were the only games he ever appeared in, while Parsley was a solid NFL punter for 6 seasons.
So, by default, the pick is going to be Parsley, a punter, who kicked 6 seasons in the NFL, from 1977-1982.
The Saints drafted Parsley in the 6th round of the 1977 NFL Draft.
After the Saints elected to keep veteran punter Tom Blanchard, and to cut Parsley, the Houston Oiler signed the free agent.
With the Oilers, Parsley averaged 39.8 years-per-punt over 6 seaons.
Parsley had his best season in 1980, when he averaged 40.7 yards-per-punt.