Best New Orleans Saints Draft Choices From FBS Schools: Tulsa
Who is the best player the New Orleans Saints ever drafted from the Tulsa Golden Hurricane?
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, Rice, Rutgers, San Jose St., South Alabama, South Florida, Southern Miss, TCU, Temple, Texas St., Toledo, Troy, and UTEP, in which the Saints have never drafted a player.
Earlier, we looked at the best player that the Saints ever drafted out of Tulane.
Today, we spotlight the best player the Saints ever drafted from Tulsa.
When it comes to deciding who the best player from Tulsa ever drafted by the Saints is, the choice is limited to defensive back Jimmy Stewart (1977) and defensive back Doug Wyatt (1970).
Another pretty thin group here, but the pick is kind of easy.
Stewart played only 2 season in the NFL, and only one season for the Saints, while starting only one game.
Wyatt, on the other hand, contributed in three different seasons.
Therefore, the pick is going to be Wyatt, a cornerback/safety, who played three seasons for the Saints, from 1970-1972.
The Saints selected Wyatt in the 17th round of the 1970 NFL Draft.
A native of Tyler, Texas, Wyatt not only made the team as a rookie, but contributed, intercepting four passes in 14 games, including 11 as a starter.
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Wyatt intercepted four more passes in 12 games, including 8 as a starter in 1971, before starting in all 14 games at safety in 1972, his final season with the Saints.
Wyatt moved on to the Detroit Lions, where he played the 1973-1974 seasons, prior to retiring.
In three seasons with the Saints, Wyatt played in 40 games, including 33 as a starter, accumulating 8 interceptions.
In five seasons in the NFL, Wyatt appeared in 58 games, including 38 as a starter, contributing 9 interceptions.