Great Players The Saints Could Have Drafted: Guy McIntyre
The 2016 NFL Draft gets underway on Thursday, April 28, in Chicago, Illinois.
Between now and then, we’ll be looking back at some of the past drafts by the Saints, and some of the better players they passed up on when it was their turn to pick.
Of course, every NFL team has had their “steals” and “busts” over the years, as the NFL Draft is such an inexact science, but it’s kind of fun, and at times, agonizing, to look back and see what players they could have, and maybe even should have drafted.
Today, we go back to the 1984 NFL Draft.
In the third round, with the 69th-overall pick, the Saints selected North Carolina running back Tyrone Anthony.
That didn't turn out to be a very good pick by the Saints, as Anthony played only 2 seasons for the franchise, without a start.
4 picks later, with the 73rd-overall pick, the San Francisco 49ers took Georgia offensive guard Guy McIntyre.
It was a terrific pick by the 49ers, as McIntyre turned out to be a key piece on three Super Bowl Champions.
A 5-time Pro Bowler, McIntyre became a starter in the 1988 season through the 1995 campaign.
In 13 seasons, including 10 with the 49ers, 2 with the Philadelphia Eagles, and one with the Green Bay Packers, McIntyre appeared in 186 games, including 125 as a starter.
McIntyre, one of the top guards in the late 80's and early 90's, would have helped solidify the Saints' offensive line.