New Orleans Saints Draft Choices: Wesley Carroll (1991)
The first round of the 2016 NFL Draft will be held on Thursday, April 28, in Chicago, Illinois.
Between now and then, we’ll be looking back at all of the drafts of the New Orleans Saints, from 1967-2015.
Yesterday, we looked back at 1990.
The 1991 draft, was the 25th draft in the history of the Saints.
The Saints did not have a first round pick in 1991, and had only one pick, a second round selection, in the top four rounds.
The pick: Wesley Carroll Renaldo Turnbull, a receiver from Miami (Florida).
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Carroll, who was the 42nd-overall pick of the 1991 NFL Draft, was a disappointment.
The 6-foot, 183-pound Carroll played in 12 games as a rookie in 1991, all as a reserve, catching 18 passes for 184 yards and one touchdown.
In 1992, his second and final season with the franchise, Carroll compiled 18 receptions for 292 yards and 2 scores, while appearing in all 16 games, including 5 as a starter..
After leaving the Saints following the 1992 campaign, Carroll spent one season with the Cincinnati Bengals, catching 6 passes for 81 yards, before retiring.
In 2 seasons with the Saints, Carroll played in 28 games, including 5 as a starter, compiling 36 receptions for 473 yards and three touchdowns.
In 3 NFL seasons, all but one with the Saints, Carroll appeared in 40 games, including 5 as a starter, accumulating 42 catches for 557 yards and3 touchdowns.
With just one pick in the first four rounds, and missing on Carroll in the second round in 1991, the Saints did not have a good draft, but they did take Mississippi College running back Fred McAfee in the sixth round, and Northern Colorado tight end Frank Wainwright in the eighth round.