Best New Orleans Saints Draft Choices From FBS Schools: Oklahoma
Who is the best player the New Orleans Saints ever drafted from the Oklahoma Sooners?
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 Ohio St.
Today, we spotlight the best player the Saints ever drafted from Oklahoma.
When it comes to selecting the best player the Saints ever drafted from Oklahoma, the choice is limited to offensive lineman Jammal Brown (2005), running back Lydell Carr (1988), receiver Ben Hart (1967), linebacker Reggie Mathis (1979), defensive lineman Derland Moore (1973), offensive lineman Louis Oubre (1981), receiver Tinker Owens (1976), and receiver Kenny Stills (2013).
The pick is going to be Moore, a defensive lineman, who played 13 years for the Saints, from 1973-1985.
Moore was taken in the second round, with the 29th overall pick, in the 1973 NFL Draft.
A native of Malden, Missouri, Moore was an All-American at Oklahoma, before going on to an extremely successful pro career with the Saints.
A 6-foot-4, 250-pound defensive tackle, Moore was a reserve in his rookie season, before going on to start over the next 11 seasons.
In 13 seasons with the Saints, Moore played in 170 games, a club record, over 13 seasons, made one Pro Bowl, and would go on to be inducted into the franchise Hall of Fame.
Of the 170 games he played in, Moore started 146, while accumulating 7 fumble recoveries and one interception.
After leaving the Saints following the 1985 campaign, Moore played one game for the New York Jets in 1986, prior to retiring.
In 14 total NFL seasons, Moore appeared in 171 games, including 146 as a starter.